Kathy Hammond

Having an MA in Printmaking, I create, prints, as well as drawings, paintings photography, textiles and mixed media I take inspiration from the landscape, seascape and from natural and man – made forms.

Some contemporary textiles and prints created are resulting from local historical research, e.g. the Washburn Valley (including traces; from the valley- it having had a large and thriving textile industry in the1600s and the subsequent building of the reservoirs – flooding over 3 mills, and derelict houses), and Fountains Abbey (e.g. the subtle thirteenth – century tessellated medieval tiled flooring)

I have exhibited art work in solo and group art exhibitions, in galleries such as the Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax; the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate; the City Gallery, Leicester; the Manchester Art Book Fair; The International Contemporary Art Book Fair; The Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford; South Square, Thornton (including collaborative projects); The Heritage Centre, Fewston; Fountains Hall, Fountains Abbey, Libraries, various other venues.

I have had a successful career in art and design (BBC /YTV, and teaching/leading many art courses F/T (GCSE/GCE/BTEC/BA) in schools, colleges and universities), I run workshops, art study days, and visit art groups.

Commissions undertaken