Kim is trained as a ceramic designer her work encompasses ideas based around weight, physical presence and scale.
Interested in how we react and interact with spaces and forms particularly within an exterior context
MA Design Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery. Specialising in Ceramics.
Central Saint Martins 2009-2011
BA Hons Three Dimensional Design Ceramics. Surrey Institute of Art and Design 1993-1996
Art Foundation, Oxford Brookes University, 1992-1993
Crafts Council Hothouse 3 programme South West Cohort, partnered with the University of Plymouth and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen January- June 2013
Buddy Laura Ellen Bacon
Mentor Frances Lord
Crafts Council Hothouse buddy to Louisa Finch, Spring-Summer 2014
Crafts Council Hothouse 7 mentor to Sarah Hitchens 2017
10days Chalk, Winchester Art Biennial October-November 2015
Siobhan Davies Dance, Human Nature- The Growing Season
Exhibition Lines, Levels, Layers June-September 2014
Exhibitions and Shows
The Trade Show presented by Faye Toogood, Brompton Design District,
London Design Festival, Sept 2017
Sculptural Ceramics and Stone, Pangolin Gallery, London, July-August 2017
Pangolin gallery window, Kings Cross, London, January-February 2017
Craftsmanship alone is not enough: 100 years of Ceramics at Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London, January-February 2017
Group exhibition showing at Old Fire Station, Oxford, January-March 2017 Leyden Gallery, London, October 2016
Perpendicular exhibiting at Arthouse1, Bermondsey, London October-November 2014 |
Milan Furniture Fair with Designersblock, Museum of Science and Technology, April 2012
British Ceramics Biennial, Re-Fresh, Stoke On Trent, September-November 2011
Designersblock, London Design Festival, Farmiloe Building, Clerkenwell, September 2011
Central Saint Martins Design explorations exhibition, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, May 2011
Vogue Street Lights. Organised by Carol Woolton Jewellery editor of Vogue.
In collaboration with Georg Jensen. May 2011
British Ceramics Biennial 2013 - April-September 2013
Explore - Research Residency a collaborative project with the Crafts Council Hothouse3 ceramicists.
Exhibition dates September-November 2013
Original Spode Site, Stoke on Trent
Residency in Victoria and Albert Museum Ceramics studio February-April 2010
Experiential Spaces: Pause
Seating space installed in the garden positioned overlooking the Cherwell River.
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, September 2011
Changing the Landscape: Capability Brown at Syon
Exhibition celebrating tercentenary of Lancelot Capability Brown.
Working in collaboration with Susan Darling garden historian.
Syon Park, June-October 2016
Competitions and awards
Palladium Alliance Jewellery design competition for Vivienne Westwood
Teaching and public engagement
• Restating Clay Symposium: Ceramic Communities, with haptic/tacit, Cardiff Met, September 2019
• Clay talks with haptic/tacit at Ceramic Art London,
Central Saint Martins, March 2019
Visiting Lecturer, Middlesex University, BA Design Crafts,
Developing practice in design crafts
Oct 2017 – May 2018
Q&A with haptic/tacit artists at the Old Fire Station, Oxford.
Chaired by Kimberley Chandler.
Exhibition Tour at Siobhan Davies Dance Lines, Levels, Layers. September 2014
Kim Norton in conversation with Laura Ellen Bacon at Siobhan Davies Dance July 2014
Lines, Levels, Layers.
In the Garden- Entelechy Arts Movement Workshop, The Garden Museum, Lambeth, London, July 2014
A movement workshop aimed at older participants responding to material generated by the Human-Nature makers.
Kim collaborated with Entelechy Arts throughout this event.
Children's workshop, Goldsmiths Centre
As part of the Chelsea Fringe festival
Central Saint Martins Design explorations presentation on material matters, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London May 2011
GCSE and National Diploma ceramics
Abingdon and Witney College
Adult ceramic evening classes Abingdon and Witney College Oxfordshire 2006-2007
The Workshop Guide to Ceramics, Duncan Hooson and Anthony Quinn, Thames and Hudson published 2012