Blue and Green Vessel 1

ceramic, H19 x W15 cm, 2014


Blue and Green Vessel 2

ceramic, H19 x W20 cm, 2014


Storm Vessel

ceramic, H19 x W20 cm, 2014


Kathleen Standen

Kathleen Standen was born in London. She studied Marine Biology at Bangor University, North Wales and pursued a career in teaching. Having had a lifelong interest in ceramics Kathleen retired from teaching and enrolled in a degree course in ceramics at the London Metropolitan University, graduating in 2005.

Kathleen now makes her vessels at her studio in Leap, Co. Cork,  using coloured porcelain clay with organic additions. The ever changing patterns of weather together with rock strata, moving and still water, and wild flowers are just some of the influences which are reflected in the textures, colours and glazes.  However, the tools of trade used in the fishing industry such as floats, buoys and winches, can also be seen in the forms, thereby combining utility and beauty. Her work encompasses small sculptures and vessels in addition to large sculptures for display in gardens.


Blarney Castle Gardens, Co. Cork

Selected Awards

Sculpture Prize, Blarney Castle Gardens, Cork
Sculpture Prize, Blarney Castle Gardens Sculpture Exhibition, Cork
Contemporary Ceramic Award, (Joint winner) Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Cork


Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Ebb and Flow, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Cork


Group Exhibitions

Ceramics of Europe Exhibition, Westerwald Museum, Germany
All Fired Up, Gallery Zozimus, Dublin
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Cork Potters members Exhibition, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Art in Clay, Hatfield, Herts, UK
Cluster, Craft & Design Collective, Belfast, UK
Sea themed Exhibition, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Mall Galleries, London, UK
Cork Potters at Gallery Zozimus, Dublin
Rattlebag, Fort Camden Meagher, Cork
Changing Ground, Barony Arts Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland
Art in Clay, Hatfield, UK
Bricks in the Rain, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Co. Cork
Everyday Encounters, William Morris Gallery, Waltham Forest, London, UK
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Bricks in the Rain, Farmleigh Galleries, Dublin
Art in Clay, Hatfield, Hertforshire, UK
Fule Museum, Shannxi province, China
The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, UK
The Chromatic Edge, Potters Council juried show, Washington State Convention Centre, Seattle, USA
Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Joint show with Michael Carlo, printmaker, The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, UK
Designer Crafts in the Mall, London, UK
Joint show of new work with Nanette Ledwith, Sliding Rock Contemporary Ceramics, Spiddal, Co. Galway
Plan Expo, RDS, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland, Dalkey Castle, Dublin
Hallward Gallery, Dublin
Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin
West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Sanbao Ceramic Centre, Jingdezhen, China
Irish Contemporary Ceramics, touring exhibition , Limerick, Tipperary, Kilkenny & Dublin


Contact Details:

Kathleen Standen

T. +353 (0)87 416 0789