Kate Rattray


“I love the physical challenge of mixing concrete and building structures. I like to use reflective materials such as mirror, silver and gold – the material adds another dimension to the work, and ethereal quality. I use smalti glass, for its depth of colour and vibrant nature.

My recent work is about stories that are akin to ancient myths and come about from the mixture of day dreaming and being inspired by nature. I choose the colours and textures of materials carefully in order to interpret natural elements such as wind and heat. I like to find exciting new ways to arrange colour and to prepare set materials.

Much of my two dimensional work is made indirectly. The mosaic pieces are stuck onto paper upside down and back to front, then, adhesive is poured into a frame onto the back of the mosaic. When it is dry, the paper is soaked off.”