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Student Showcase Archive

Katie Spragg

MA work

MA work

  • Daydream

    Daydream, Katie Spragg 2016
    Porcelain, oak, brass, plastic and light
    170 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm | Photographer: Sylvain Deleu

  • Daydream (Installation View)

    Daydream (Installation View), Katie Spragg, (Geoffrey Hagger) 2016
    Porcelain, oak, brass, plastic and light
    170 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm | Photographer: Katie Spragg

  • Daydream (through the peephole)

    Daydream (through the peephole), Katie Spragg 2016
    Porcelain, oak, brass, plastic and light
    170 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm | Photographer: Sylvain Deleu

  • Play
  • Winter Meadow

    Winter Meadow, Katie Spragg 2016
    52 cm x 26 cm x 20 cm | Photographer: Sylvain Deleu

  • Play
  • Play
  • Wildness (detail)

    Wildness (detail), Katie Spragg 2016
    Porcelain, concrete
    Variable Dimensions | Photographer: Dominic Tschudin

Field Research

This body of work combines ceramic objects, installation and moving image to create momentary experiences that allude to the amazement and wonder of being outside in nature.

The pieces offer the viewer a space to daydream; evoking distant, possibly half-imagined memories. The contrasting situations presented play on the conflict between our sublime fantasy of nature and the often more mundane reality of our experience of it.

While the fired ceramic pieces capture a moment in time, the animations describe the dynamic, receptive qualities that clay and grass share. They record the durational element of making and the elastic sense of time that is felt when in nature.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2016

  • Combining clay with a range of processes including animation, illustration and installation, I create work that aims to arouse curiosity. Whether through sharing a story or conjuring a collective memory, I hope to make people notice the forgotten sources of joy and amusement around them. 

  • Degrees

  • BA 3D Materials Practice, University of Brighton, 2010
  • Experience

  • Education artist, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2011–current; Ceramics tutor, Clapham Pottery, London, 2012–2016; Artist in residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark, 2012; Graduate resident at Victoria and Albert Museum, Ceramics Studio, London, 2010; Artist in residence at Seoul National University, Ceramics Department, South Korea, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Paper, Publication, Performance, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK, 2016; In Context, Home of Preston Fitzgerald, London, UK, 2016; The Emerging and The Established (Ceramic works by Picasso and Staff and Students from the Royal College of Art), Christies Auction House, London, UK, 2016; Off-Centre, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2015; Fragile in Transit - International Travelling Exhibition, Various Locations, Belfast, Bornholm, London, Hebden Bridge, Cardiff, Helsinki, Skælskør, 2013; Flow Gallery at Rupert Cavendish Antiques, London, UK, 2012; Souvenir, Pump House Gallery, London, UK, 2012; Network 2012, Grimmerhus: Danish International Ceramic Museum, Middelfart, Denmark, 2012; In Abundance, Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall, UK, 2011; Designers of the Future, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 2010
  • Awards

  • Charlotte Fraser Award, 2015 and 2016; June and Sidney Crown Dissertation Prize, 2010; Burt Brill and Cardens Highly Commended Prize for BA Degree show, 2010