Kate McIntyre is an Auckland-based ceramicist. McIntyre’s current work is inspired by patterns and structures found in nature - volcanic landscapes and the black sands of Aotearoa’s West Coast.
McIntyre is interested in the intersection of technology and craft. By combining both traditional handcraft techniques along with computer aided design, she is able to retain the importance of material knowledge and the process of making by hand, while exploring how the use of technology can impact on the creative process and outcomes.
McIntyre hand carves her slip cast multiples which means no two objects are alike. The technique results in a highly graphic finish – particularly when finished in a monochromatic colour palette.
McIntyre gained a Bachelor of Design in 2009 and has exhibited her work ever since. She has received awards for her work including the Rick Rudd Foundation Award and Portage Ceramic Awards Finalist. McIntyre was also awarded an Artist in Residency at the European Ceramic WorkCentre in the Netherlands.
Kate McIntyre produces beautiful and thoughtful ceramics inspired by patterns and structures found in nature.