About:

Kate Hasted is a British textile artist and designer based in Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Her work focuses on printed textiles with a specialism in water based marbling techniques. 

Kate's work investigates the balance of pattern, colour and shapes as they materialise and transform on the surface of water. Through extensive sampling and experimentation of colour, over printing and sometimes digital design she seeks to create striking and beautiful accessories for fashion and the home. Kate is Inspired by working with the fluidity of marbling and the challenges this medium brings. Finished artworks result in beautifully formed abstract organic curved patterns infused with colour and movement. 

 

Background:

Kate has over eighteen years experience in creating designs and artworks for a diverse range of clients. For fourteen years she created textile collections for top fashion houses in New York, selling for inspiration and within final collections. In 2011 Kate created her own label, designing and making silk scarves, silk jewellery, cushions and artworks. Kate has exhibited her work in galleries and shows throughout the UK including the National Centre for Craft and Design, The Hepworth Gallery and MADE events to name a few.

 

In 2015 and 2016 Kate was invited to exhibit and demonstrate at the Hankyu British events in Osaka and had seen her work shown across multiple department stores in Japan.  She has worked with prestigious clients such as The Guildhall Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, who in 2016 commissioned Kate to create jewellery for their Picasso Portraits exhibition shop. 

 

Kate is currently developing her designs into larger pieces, exhibiting at shows and exhibitions in the South East and working on a number of private commissions for interior artworks.  Kate has many years experience working on creative community projects with adults and children from a wide range of backgrounds, she is passionate about the benefits of art therapeutically and is currently studying for a qualification in Arts for Health and Wellbeing.