Biography

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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

Education 

  • 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


Experience 

  • 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


Solo Exhibitions

  • 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

  • Haptic/Tacit
    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

 

 

Residencies 

  • 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

    Public works

  • Experiential Spaces: Pause
    Seating space installed in the garden positioned overlooking the Cherwell River.
    Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, September 2011


Curatorial 

  • 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
    December 2010


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.
    February 2017

  • 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
    London, 2013

  • 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
    Oxfordshire, 2007

  • Adult ceramic evening classes Abingdon and Witney College Oxfordshire 2006-2007


Publications 

  • The Workshop Guide to Ceramics, Duncan Hooson and Anthony Quinn, Thames and Hudson published 2012