Published by SKIRA. Edited with text by James Fox, Emma Crichton-Miller.
Renowned for her unique and highly skilled handling of clay, Kate Malone (born 1959) is one of the UK’s foremost and most popular ceramicists. This publication demonstrates how Malone’s pots distill the power and energy of nature. Personal observations and fantastical translations of growth patterns and natural abundance continue to inspire her, captivating an ever-increasing audience (recently expanded through her appearance as a judge on the UK show The Great Pottery Throw Down). A Life in Clay also explores Malone’s dedication to glaze research, illustrating the treatment and development of her signature crystalline glazes. In this volume, we step into her studio and witness how, with an alchemist’s touch, pure forms in bisque-fired clay are transformed with an astonishing array of colored glazes. Essays by art historian and BAFTA-nominated broadcaster James Fox and author Emma Crichton-Miller explore Malone’s background and inspirations.