Kate Collins is a British self-taught painter based in Maccesfield near to Manchester, Cheshire. Her work spans across different mediums from oil, egg tempera painting on canvas to hand painted bone china found ceramics. Her style can be described as Naïve, she is an elected member of The British Society of Naive Painters. Whilst her pottery work is inspired by antique china from the early 20th century such as Wedgwood’s Fairyland Lustre pottery.
Each piece Kate creates is unique due to the hand painting technique used, it is painted in a free flowing form and is build-up of different layers of colour and lustre glazes, some of the pieces with exquisite touches of mother of pearl, and gold or platinum outlines. Each piece is created over several stages and sittings, and might take up to five firings before being completed. All pieces are signed within the body of the composition and on the base of the pot.
Kate is also an elected member of MAFA : Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. Her studio is at home in Maccasfield, Cheshire and she also shows her works in galleries across the North.