About Me

Exton, Rutland, United Kingdom
I am a designer-maker who produces porcelain jugs, cups and cake stands, inspired by vintage textiles and ephemera. Follow me here to keep updated with my news and latest exhbitions!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Made by hand 30th-2nd December 2012

I have just returned from a lovely show Newport, Wales in the lovely setting of Tredegar house. I had lots of lovely comments about my stand and met lots of lovely makers over the weekend...

I opted for a 3m stand this time and I think it made a difference as I had lots more space to display my wares....

My favourite pieces that I sold...

                                             Christmas decorations also went down a treat...

           Now I have Christmas orders to complete and then plan for next years shows so watch this space!
For more information check out my website www.katiealmond.co.uk and follow me on Twitter @kalmondceramics.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Speed Craft 3rd November 2012

Today was the first speed craft event at the Galleries of Justice, in the lovely setting of Nottingham lace market and hosted by the lovely Debbie Bryan. There were 6 makers, including myself, to guide and inspire the guests throughout the day.  They were able to make 6 pieces; a textile piece with Lucy Renshaw, a glass piece with Stevie Davis, a print with Nikki Dennett, a paper Christmas decoration with Phiona Richards, a mosaic heart with Janine Nelson and a porcelain brooch with me! All washed down with lots of tea and gorgeous home made cake by Tea lady Jo...

       Display table all ready for the speed craft to begin!

             My station all set and ready for the off!

Phiona showing off her lovely paper decorations..

                Me and my porcelain brooch samples..

                          And we are off..

                 Gorgeous cake for our tea breaks :)

       Lovely ladies with their finished paper decorations..

             The finished brooches all ready for firing.

A lovely crafty day was had by all and they all had a sense of achievements..6 lovely craft items in one day! For more information about workshops and the next speed craft event please visit www.debbiebryan.co.uk/workshops.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Workshop at QE college Leicester as part of our 'Collective' exhibition10th october 2012

As promised here are some images of the lovely work produced in yesterdays 'colour and pattern' workshop...

All the students seemed to enjoy the workshop and experimenting with all the textures, techniques and colour ways and I always love to see how they interpret my demo. Be great to see these in their projects!
For more workshop ideas please check out www.debbiebryan.co.uk for more details.


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Great northern contemporary craft fair GNCCF 4th-7th October

I have just returned from a great show in Manchester (GNCCF) www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk and I wanted to share some images with you.

My favourite new pieces I had on display...some with a 3D relief!

New small jars!
                                      Cup and saucer and spoon set!

Bird in a bird cage
I had a really good show and a highlight had to be winning my "Best new Business" award sponsored by made by hand online www.madebyhandonline.com so watch this space for my ceramics on there in the near future! I would like to say thank you to all the lovely makers I met old and new friends and the lovely Jennifer Collier for my fab new paper lampshade www.jennifercollier.co.uk.
My next show you can catch my work will be Hereford Contemporary craft fair www.herefordshire.gov.uk/craftfair 16th-18th November.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

My lovely NEW lace collection inspired by Debbie Bryan Heritage. On display as part of Lace:Here:Now and on sale at Nottingham Castle Gallery Shop...

September 2012 – February 2013
“Fuelled by a continued resurgence of lace in contemporary culture and art and design practice, Lace:here:now is a season of events that will take place in the city that was once at the heart of the lace manufacturing industry - Nottingham.
In recognition of the value of lace and its importance to the identity of Nottingham and beyond, Lace:here:now will celebrate the heritage of Nottingham lace and demonstrate that lace still inspires, fascinates and excites.” For more information www.debbiebryan.co.uk.

Today's Hen party plate making workshop at Debbie Bryan's studio and shop, Nottingham...


An enjoyable afternoon was had by all and some lovely plates were made.....
"I enjoyed all of it and would definitely recommend it to all my friends"
"Really enjoyable, relaxing, got the artistic juices flowing"

If you feel inspired I have more workshop dates coming up!

Young Creatives Club, Brooch Making, £18 per person
Sunday 4th November, 10am - 11.30am

"Spend a Sunday morning with ceramist and illustrator Katie Almond and creative your own brooches; one for you and maybe one for a present. For this workshop we would like an adult to accompany up to 3 creative youngsters aged 9yrs & upwards."

Christmas Tree Decorations £30

Sunday 4th November, 12 - 3pm

"A super way to spend your Sunday afternoon, create 3 ceramic decorations with talented maker Katie Almond. Pick your own shapes; Bells, Holly... Christmas Tree, add texture and hand paint your finishing touches. Your pieces with be fired for you and ready to collection from November 17th."

Please call 0115 9507776 or email us at info@debbiebryan.co.uk to book your workshop place! www.debbiebryan.co.uk

Sunday, 2 September 2012

It's been a busy few weeks catching up with orders and some exciting news...

I have received my cards I designed for Paper rose and I am delighted with them. I will be taking them along to the GNCCF the Great Northern contemporary craft fair, Spinningfields, Manchester the 4th-7th October...
There are 6 in total but here is a couple to give you a taste!

I also did this lovely 'Britishy' themed card for the Jubilee/Olympics which went down nicely!