Katie Forrester

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

My name is Katie and I am an illustrator and printmaker based in Stoke-on-Trent. Having lived and studied in Edinburgh for six years, I have recently returned to Stoke and have been making images of the local landscape, which is speckled with buildings of the pottery industry that the area is famous for.

As an illustrator, I see myself as primarily an image-maker with a focus on visual narrative. I currently work as a part-time lecturer in illustration at Staffordshire University where I specialise in printmaking, bookbinding and contextual studies. I am also a freelance art workshop facilitator and volunteer in community arts.

 

Winner of the Pressing Matters Award (2020)

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SELECTED PRINTS

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Bottle Kiln in Middleport

by Katie Forrester

Linocut on Somerset

AWARD WINNER