J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
Kay Aplin is an architectural ceramist with a background in site-specific work for the public realm, graduating in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art in 1995. For over 20 years, she has undertaken numerous commissions around the UK and internationally, producing a distinct range of art works that have stood the tests of weather and time.
Kay says about her work, “I like working in ceramic relief, since this gives an added dimension to the overall sculptural form. My work is very tactile and sensory, inviting the passer-by to touch, as well as look, giving an interactive quality to a visually stimulating piece. I am inspired by colour, and I constantly strive to achieve rich, bright colours within stoneware glazes. Colour, texture and ambitious scale are my trademarks.”
Her work involves creating permanent installations in a wide range of media, especially ceramics, glass and mosaic. Examples of previous projects include sculptures, wall reliefs, floorscapes, water features, decorative seating and architectural features for new builds.
Kay’s work responds to the environment for which it is intended. The concept or narrative is evolved from place and recurring themes are found in observing detail and pattern within nature and architecture. Her work is tactile and sensory, and is defined by colour, texture and ambitious scale. See Kay’s personal website here.
Kay also undertakes private commissions for interiors and gardens including bespoke tiled kitchens and bathrooms, fireplaces, wall features, seating, flooring, steps and garden sculpture.
Kay’s studio is at Phoenix Brighton. Visits to The Ceramic House or studio are available by appointment to discuss ideas or inspiration for artistic applications for your domestic or commercial space.