Kate Oram set up her business in 1994 in Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to Northern Ireland in 1995. With a degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics, she set up her studio specialising in metal craft while still using other materials such as wood, acrylic, stone and concrete to enhance her work.
“My work is directly inspired by the materials I use, which are often recycled and reclaimed. I have developed this over the years to include work cast from recycled bronze, which often gives unexpected – but welcome – variations in colour and texture. The form my work takes is often symbolic of this rebirth of the materials; seed/pod forms, growing, organic shapes, or the ever-changing shapes of the sea; swells, waves and surf.”
Kate makes pieces for gallery exhibitions and creates innovatively-designed corporate awards for a large clientele.