Kate Haywood is a graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, London and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. She currently lives and works in Cardiff.
‘The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of a subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent we never tire of’. Matsuo Bashō
My work is concerned with aspects of ritual, body and place. It functions as a visual haiku both revealing and concealing, inviting the viewer to enter into a dialogue, which is at once sensuous and perceptual.
Initially this is communicated through an immediate, intuitive, tactile language but a closer reading of these assemblages will evoke further associations linked to experiences bound by object, time, sequencing and memory. A precise economy of material and metaphorical language is employed.
In 2009 she was awarded the Medal in memory of Eleuterio Ignazi at the 56th Premio Faenza, International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy.