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Cat Oakley Raku

Cat spent most of her professional life as a garden designer, both interior and exterior. In addition she worked in further education for Buckinghamshire Council running courses in horticulture.

She started her art education via a foundation course at Epsom School of Art, moving to Kingston University and gaining a BA (Hons) in Furniture and Related Product Design.

Throughout her professional career she has always maintained an interest in ceramic sculpture, and in particular an interest in portraiture both human and animal. Cat recently moved and in exploring the local area was delighted to discover a local farm and its wonderful inhabitants; "During lockdown I reconnected with nature, clay and a dear friend who happened to have a kiln or two! The result of this reconnection is a series of ceramic raku-fired animals, mostly pigs at the moment with quirky anatomy. I hope to make people smile as much as I do when making them!”