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Kate Semple

LIVES:
Somerset

EDUCATION:
BTEC OND & HND in Silversmithing at Medway College of Art and Design, Rochester, Kent BA Hond in 3D Design Glass, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey. Awarded John Hauberg Endowed Scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass Summer School in Seattle. NVQ II Stonemasonry and Craving at Weymouth College.

CAREER:
Kate has had many different jobs along the way including, Assistant to a rocking horse maker, Head of Technology in a day school over seas, Banker mason and design for Templestone Fire surrounds, before concertrating on producing sculptures for both private clients and exhibitions.

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Although Kate has worked with many different types of stone, her favourite is Portland. It takes a huge amount of effort and human endeavour to quarry stone, a precious resource extracted from the land, and she feels an emotional link to the stone that is local. Her work is fashioned using traditional techniques, where the craftsmanship is important, but in a contemporary way, producing quirky and original sculpture.

SUBJECTS OF WORK: Kate Semple
When Kate looks at a stone, she sees time in a solid form, millions of years’ worth. She works to make sculpture that keeps this essence of the ancient, but tries to view stone with fresh eyes, and produce work that surprises and intrigues. Although Kate has worked with many different types of stone, her favourite is Portland. It takes a huge amount of effort and human endeavour to quarry stone, a precious resource extracted from the land, and she feels an emotional link to the stone that is local. Her work is fashioned using traditional techniques, where the craftsmanship is important, but in a contemporary way, producing quirky and original sculpture.

EXHIBITIONS:
Montcrieff Bray Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex Frome Festival, Blue House, Sculpture Garden Bradford on Avon Festival National Gardens Scheme, Mulberry House, Dulwich Bishops Palace, Wells Somerset Art Week 7 Somerset Artists, Black Swan, Frome Martins Gallery, Cheltenham The Art Works, Frome Navigator Contemporary Arts, St Just, Cornwall Millfield Open, Street, Somerset Chateau Gontier, Mayenne, France* Murrhardt, Swabia, Germany* Commissions include; Elstone Hayes Associates x 5 pieces for Pulmantur Cruise Ships Frome Hospital - Major Public Commission (3 metres high Portland stone and glass sculpture) Millenium Green Public Commission Frome (2 metres high Portland stone sculpture) Elstone Hayes Associates for Cunard x 23 sculptures Clare Cooke BBC Gardener Jerry Cripps, Patricia Hurley, Fran Britten x 4, Maura Dillon Malone, CM Hudson J Drummond J Hartnett, Peter Bartlett, Ione Cairns, Keith Baldock, Lizzy Oakley, Janet Lewis, Sarah Beard, Lisa Sackett, Sue Conrad, Pie Chambers, Dorothy Morris, Sara Mouncer, David Humphreys, Diana More.

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