Kate McBride’s work and designs are based on collage and the bringing together of ideas within clay. She makes unique and quirky porcelain tea services, cake stands and varying sized figures which, if you look carefully, all tell a story.
The style of work incorporates several pieces of porcelain, which are cleverly positioned together. Ironically Kate’s work looks ‘beautifully broken’, it is a statement of society’s attitude today and our ‘throw away society.’
The unique tea services give the impression of being elegant and pretty from a distance, except as you move closer to the objects they appear awkward and uncomfortable. The figures are based on myths and legends, which are then combined with modern issues and humour consequently developing into amusing ceramic cartoons.
Kate’s initial ideas are skilfully created to produce fabulous tongue in cheek pieces of work, which are beautiful to look at and also very entertaining.