• Katherine Fortnum

A month in the life of a ceramicist #7


September has been fabulous! Its been a busy month with the evening course starting, an exhibition and much more ... Plus very special trip! :D

Read on!

I had a fantastic opportunity this month, I travelled down to London and met my idol Kate Malone!

Many of you may recognise her from The Great Pottery Throwdown, I have followed Kate's work even before I discovered ceramics as a 15 year old GCSE student.

I had a personal tour around her studio and met her fantastic team of helpers, everyone was so friendly, what a fab day!

Thank you so much Kate x


The 8 week evening course started on the 3rd, each week I have been teaching my enthusiastic students a new technique and they have had a go at everything I've taught them.

I can see their skills developing each week that passes, roll on the next 4 weeks!

Throughout September I have had a selection of my ceramics in the shop window of Keals, Market Harborough.

Thank you for all of the lovely comments!


I’ve recently had Ellie a university student from DMU doing work experience with me. She has been a fab help and throughout her time I’ve broadened her knowledge on ceramics and the industry.

It was wonderful having a bright spark working with me.Thanks Ellie 🙂


Are you looking for work experience? Get in touch!

This is what Ellie had to say..


The sgraffito group workshop was a lot of fun, I taught these two ladies the art of sgraffito and how it can be used in a variety of ways to create different effects within your clay work.

My next upcoming group workshops are the Christmas ones!

*Yes they're advertised as Christmas but you don't have to create Christmas themed items, create your own design ideas!*

Drop me a line to book your place!

Sunday 25th November 10-12 noon Christmas Garland | 2-4 pm Xmas Tree Luminary

Saturday 1st December 10-12 noon Christmas decoration | 2-4 pm Christmas Snowflakes

£30 per person on any group workshop

Adults & children welcome!

If you've got any questions on anything leave a message!

Katherine x

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