Kate Colin is a paper artist and designer whose range of work is created through intricate hand scoring and folding techniques. She is a QEST scholar, a graduate of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme and regularly exhibits and teaches throughout the UK.
Kate has been practising the art of paper folding for over six years and has studied in Switzerland and Italy with Paul Jackson and Dario Zeruto. She makes lighting, homewares, installations and artworks and has exhibited at the London Design Fair, the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and The Lighthouse in Glasgow. She regularly teaches and demonstrates throughout UK in venues including the Barbican, V&A Dundee and Cockpit Arts. She is a QEST scholar and has recently been awarded a bursary from the Heritage Craft Association which will enable her to study fan making in London and Paris.
Kate is also teaching short courses at the West Dean London Bloomsbury campus. (Please see the link in the Short Courses toolbar on the website)
Describe your approach to teaching.
I strive to inform, facilitate and inspire students to learn new skills and techniques which will enable them to creatively incorporate folding into their own practice.
What inspires your own work?
I am inspired by natural and mathematical forms, Max Brückner's collection of polyhedral models, Bauhaus and all kinds of 20th century design and architecture.