Working with felt, wire, cloth and wood, mixed media artist Kate Toms creates her company of sculptural 3D characters from her Devon studio.
Exploring the ordinary and the everyday and celebrating the humdrum with a gentle humour, Kate invites the viewer to connect with and to create their own narratives around each piece. Much of her inspiration comes from a life-long fascination with social history - often a relic from her vast and ever growing collection of found items will become the starting point for a piece.
Kate enjoys working to commission as well as supplying galleries across the country. Occasionally selling directly through retail shows - she runs workshops in needle felting and character creation from her studio.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.