Wonderful news from Hebden Bridge ceramicist Katch Skinner – she has won the prestigious Liberty Open Call, thanks to her fabulously original egg cups.
The top London store invited craftspeople to put their products forward for a chance to be stocked on Liberty’s shelves. Over 9,500 entries flooded in and judges were briefed to find the best new talent, which makes Katch’s achievment even more amazing.
She and fellow makers Alex Chinneck and Ruta Bartkeuiciute were chosen as Open Call prize winners. Her special edition eggs cups for Liberty are now on sale in the store and on their website, www.libertylondon.com, and are priced at £18 each (see the range below).
Her work, which includes everything from egg cups to mugs and jugs, is also available from some great Yorkshire stocksists including Hawksby’s in Haworth; Spirals in Hebden Bridge, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park shop, The Yorkshire Gallery at The Piece Hall in Halifax and the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.
We love absolutely everything made by Katch but our favourite endeavour by far is her Women in British History project, which saw her make a series of ceramics commemorating amazing women, some well-known and some not. I wrote about it for the day job here https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/fired-up-females-with-feet-and-hands-of-clay-1-8388592
More work from this project will be shown in different venues throughout this year, including Platform Gallery in Clitheroe, Cartwright Hall in Bradford and Abbey House Museum in Leeds.