Kas is an artist, designer and maker with a Masters Distinction in Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts. Her love of colour and an experimental approach towards making create a visual vocabulary that she expresses across multiple mediums. Her sophisticated artworks have been exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Working from her studio on the South Coast she creates limited editions and one-off pieces as well as occasional ranges of furnishings and wearables under the label Collectables.
Describe your approach to teaching.
I have a playful approach to teaching with the emphasis on exploration and discovery through working in an abstract way with mixed media materials. I encourage students to embrace the accidental or unpredictable surprises that come with experimentation and allow work to develop organically.
What inspires your own work?
Colour and music are important elements in my work. I find a lyrical energy and exuberance in colour and the layering of colour shade and pattern resonates with the way sound, tone and texture are layered to create music. Both are constant sources of inspiration that I see reflected in the gestures, shapes and marks of my work.