Kat joined BCB in 2018 as Health Programme Manager. She works on Clay Works, an arts and health programme that delivers creative projects in partnership with health organisations in Stoke-on-Trent. Material-led experimentation, play, problem-solving and collaboration feature throughout projects, from conception to completion. The programme aims to make space to explore ideas through clay and ceramic processes – creating opportunities for people to explore how creativity best works for them.
Following her Masters in Community and International Development at the University of Oviedo, Kat worked in Mind’s Leadership and Engagement Team for 5 years. She is passionate about the benefits of the arts for health and social change.
Alongside her work for the British Ceramics Biennial, Kat is developing her practice as a ceramic artist. Across her work, she is interested in the value of process, the rhythm of time spent making, and the traces of work and action. She enjoys collaborating with researchers, filmmakers and other artists others to explore these themes.
Thinking ahead to the 2021 biennial, I can’t wait to collaborate with members of our health programme to plan, develop ideas and creative activities that engage, challenge, empower and inspire everyone that takes part.