Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

Katie Smith

We at Festival Place not only take pride in hosting That Gallery in one of our units, but have decided to choose an artist of the month to boost young talent in the area. You can view and buy the work from the artist below at That Gallery. 

Our THAT Gallery artist of the month is the one and only Katie Smith. Read more about Katie below. 

I love to travel and to watch the scenery change as I journey along. For the past few years the British countryside has been my main source of inspiration and my work has focused on the wonderfully diverse landscapes here in the UK.

Having a couple of energetic dogs means that everyday I’m walking amongst different landscapes looking for those, sometimes dramatic, changes of the sky and views, brought about by the seasons and weather.


I like to look for rhythms and patterns in the detail of the landscape - be that trees or pylons, gates or grasses and try to work these patterns into my work. I work mainly as a ceramic artist- the paintings I create hugely influence my ceramic surfaces. I paint in a similar way to the way I make my ceramic pots, building up layers at different stages trying to generate a strong sense of depth, intrigue and atmosphere. I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2009 where I studied a Decorative Arts degree and can now normally be found pottering away in the Red House Studio in North Hampshire.

Find Katie Smith's work in THAT Gallery this month.