Katie Cuddon

Newcastle & Gateshead

Katie Cuddon (b. 1979, London) is an artist best known for working with clay. Expressive and instinctive, her sculpture explores psychological representations of the human body and the interpenetration of art and life.

Pummelled and masticated clay is worked into a tensile skin, creating forms that are simultaneously anthropomorphic, symbolic, and surreal. Once fired these sculptures are combined with other materials and found objects and enter our space on supports, both found and constructed. Her recent work has been supported with fellowships and grants from the Leverhulme Trust and Wellcome Trust and explores the relationship between clay and writing and sculpture’s capacity to give form to death and grief.


Katie Cuddon studied at Glasgow School of Art and then The Royal College of Art before becoming a Lipman Research Fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University. This was followed by a Sainsbury Scholarship in Sculpture and Drawing at the British School at Rome and the inaugural Ceramics Fellowship at Camden Art Centre. Katie’s solo exhibitions include Night Portraits, De La Warr Pavilion (2023), Spanish Lobe, Camden Arts Centre (2011) and Pontoon Lip, a collaborative exhibition with Celia Hempton at Cell Projects (2014). Her work has been acquired by numerous private collections and the Arts Council of England Collection and was inlcuded in the ACE Touring exhibition, Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women Since 1945.

Skills & Experience

  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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