Fireworks Clay Studios /
Stiwdios Glai Firework© 2008 - 2018

Graduate Residencies






Becky Adams

John Blackwell

Lowri Davies

Natalia Dias

Diane Horne

Jin Eui Kim

Lisa Krigel

Frankie Locke

Louise Hall

Kate Haywood

Natasha Mayo

Sara Moorhouse

Zoe Preece

Matthew Thompson

Caroline Taylor

Paul Wearing

Gemma Wilde


Graduate Residents

Chrisoula Konstantakou
Spencer Penn



FIREWORKS CLAY STUDIOS Kate Haywood I am interested in exploring ways in which poetic structures can function visually, by balancing and manipulating material qualities and employing a ‘Thinking through Making’ approach. Objects relate to ritual, ceremony and adornment and these references create a heightened physical awareness of the body. Initially this is communicated through an immediate, intuitive, tactile language. The combination of porcelain and textile establishes a dialogue between material and form. When the objects are closely examined they evoke further associations linked to experiences bound by time, sequencing and memory. The assemblages are uncanny in nature and have no definite cultural or historical origin. They prompt us to question our relationship with objects, they allow us to form and trigger memories and act as anchoring points in our lives by connecting us to the world.