Kate Semple Ceramics

York-based artist Kate Semple draws on her background in illustration and design to create stoneware vessels. She uses traditional pinching, slabbing and coiling techniques before decorating them with hand-painted lines.

Kate Semple Tall Lines Beaker

CAD 210.00
Dolomite/Water Blue
Size: One Size

Hand-built slab beaker by TOAST New Maker Kate Semple, a former illustrator who began making ceramics during lockdown. In her York studio, she crafts organic-shaped stoneware vessels adorned with hand-drawn lines.

Finished with a flecked dolomite glaze and decorated by brush with cobalt glaze. The form is created using an ancient handbuilding technique which involves attaching cut slabs of clay by scoring and slipping the edges. It is watertight. Kate’s vessels celebrate the process of slab building. As with her paper vessels, the joins are visible. Each varies slightly in shape and colour.

This item is part of our New Makers programme. In its sixth year, five makers demonstrating excellence in skill, originality and craftsmanship have been chosen by a TOAST panel. We offer business and marketing advice, as well as a platform to sell their pieces until the end of this year, with full profits being returned to them.

If you place an order today, it will be made for you and then sent to you directly from Kate Semple. Delivery is included in the price but, as this item is dispatched from the UK, import duties and local sales tax may be payable on receipt for countries outside of the UK. This is determined by the type of item you are ordering and the value. Please be aware that these charges are paid separately to the carrier and are not included in the price payable to TOAST, which only includes the item and delivery. Any charges paid on receipt are non-refundable should you choose to return the item.


Hand wash. Stoneware.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Approx . H 13 x W 11cm.

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In the Studio With Kate Semple

York-based artist Kate Semple draws on her background in illustration and design to create stoneware vessels. In her studio, Kate uses pinching, coiling and slab building techniques to shape her vessels, appreciating that all these processes require are clay and her bare hands. 

“I’ve never been drawn to the wheel, I’ve always just wanted to sculpt,” she says. Once the form is finalised, she sweeps a dolomite glaze over the surface and decorates it with striking hand painted lines. Now, she works at the craft full-time.

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