Kate McMinnies


I have been working with clay, predominantly porcelain, for over 25 years.  


I have always been interested in how people perceive and understand what they see & hear, and how they react to it. I know this can be a complex and fluid process - shifting with changing circumstance, knowledge and experience. Trying to capture this fluidity within the clay and express the varying energy of experiences and reactions has been central to my work from the beginning. 


My processes of production have always centred around the wheel. It’s immediacy appeals to me. Controlling the speed and pressure, I like to push the porcelain to its limits.


I don’t glaze my pieces as the lines and marks made during throwing help evoke the movement and fluidity I want to portray in my work. 

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