Kate Baker is an artist based in Sydney working primarily in studio glass. Her practice embraces both a fine art application of glass as well as creating works from a design perspective.
SiO2 is a new platter range designed and created by Kate in her glass studio. The process involves the screen printing of high-fire glass enamels which are then fired onto the forms before they are shaped into platters in her studio kilns. Each glass platter is handcrafted and fired by the artist in her Sydney studio. All works are food safe and crafted to the highest possible quality.
OBJECT SHOP MAKER Q&A
What is your 'origin story'?! Where did it all start?
I have always wanted to go to art school after I finished high school and I have never really looked back.
Describe the last thing you made?
My studio practice is quite a diverse mix - I am currently developing some installation works in glass using abstracted human forms as elements to create glass chandeliers.
What part of the making process do you enjoy the most?
I love exploring new territories, there is still so much to glass as an artistic material that still hasn't been explored. So it is always fun to be pioneering new directions with the material.
Who should we be following on Instagram? Who are your favourite local makers?
Anyone who is interested in art and working artistically with glass.
What's next on the horizon for you?
I am currently studying my PhD with Canberra School of Art so I am looking forward to putting my head down and developing new research over the next couple of years.
Image: Kate Baker, SiO2 platter, 2017. Photo: Kate Baker