Mate Haywood Ma Ceramics

Graduate Selected for Craft Emergency

we were happy to hear that MA Ceramics graduate Kate Haywood has been selected as an exhibitor at this year’s Craft Emergency exhibition at Aspex Gallery.


Craft Emergency aims to champion contemporary craft by emerging makers from across the UK and beyond, increasing exposure for their work, and encouraging further professional
development opportunities. Eleven makers were selected for inclusion in the show by a panel of judges including: Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Crafts Council; Lynne Dick, Director, Making Space; Thomas Appleton, letter-carver and stonemason and Joanne Bushnell, Director, Aspex.


The exhibition runs from the 25 November 2016 until the 22 January 2017 at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.


Kate graduated from the MA Ceramics programme at Cardiff School of Art & Design in 2014.


Speaking about the appeal of the course, Kate said: “As well as its highly regarded reputation, the main appeal of the course was the absence of any particular in-house style, which many of the MA courses adopt. My work isn’t easily categorised and so it was important to select an MA Programme which would be support this aspect of my practice and the diversity of the course’s successful and prominent alumni are testament to this approach.”


You can read an interview with Kate on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website here.