Documentary Projects

Kate has become known for her rural documentary projects, where she places importance on the interviews with her subjects, the words accompanying the paintings and drawings in exhibitions and her books.

She has published illustrated books on willow growers and basket makers, shepherds, beekeepers and farmers.

Find out more about these projects;

The Old Crafts 2019 - 2022

Farm 2015-17

The Beekeeper and the Bee 2010-12

Sheep - from Lamb to Loom 2007-9

Willow 2000-3

 

Her current project is ‘Old Crafts in Somerset’ with paintings and drawings of hedgelayers, dry stone wallers, thatchers, blacksmiths, farriers, basketmaker, glass blower, ropemaker,  and others, all working by hand, using ancient  knowledge going back hundreds of years. She is also collecting their stories. The exhibition of this new collection will take place at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in the Autumn of 2021.

Find out more about the 'Old Crafts in Somerset' on the project blog.