With a background in Photography and graphic design in 2012 I Founded 'Red Gate Arts' - a freelance design business named after the rural farm I grew up on in Kent. Over the years things have come a long way since the early days of village craft fairs! During this journey I feel hugely lucky to have been shortlisted 4 times in the Association of Illustrators 'Prize for Illustration' and exhibited/traded at venues such as The London Transport Museum, Turner Contemporary Margate, and Towner Gallery Eastbourne. Alongside my own artistic projects I also take on design commissions and feel proud to have worked with an array of clients including: South Bank London, Caffe Nero and Warner Bros.

At my core is a passion for classic design. Taking inspiration from a wide range of eras and styles I aim to create new and uplifting artwork, merging the many themes which speak to me. Working from my home studio in the Kent countryside I collaborate with local printers and suppliers to ensure all products are produced and packaged here in the UK.

Design commissions & wholesale enquiries are welcome so please do contact me with any queries you may have.

For more information on my ceramic work please visit katesampsonceramics.com

Kate during Whitstable 'Pop Up Shop' Week.