Katherine Mahoney’s ceramics are represented in many museums throughout Asia and in private and corporate collections worldwide. She trained as a production thrower in the UK in the mid-1970s, taking an apprenticeship with Keith Harding at Cranbrook Station Pottery.
After managing one of Cranbrook Station’s branch potteries, Katherine and her brother opened their own pottery studio in Kent (Fulling Mill Pottery) and produced a range of domestic ware.
Katherine then moved to Hong Kong where she was heavily influenced by Asia’s rich history of ceramics. This influence inspired her to start producing single pieces of ceramic which she exhibited very successfully. She started to gain an international reputation and her work was sought worldwide. Katherine’s stoneware and porcelain pieces are glazed mainly in cool green, blues and stark white, colours influenced by her study of her craft in Asia.
Since her move to Australia in 1996, Katherine has continued to create one-off wheel thrown pieces and has also moved into creating more sculptural forms, using a wide range of materials. The colour and texture in the landscape have a distinct effect on her current work.
Teaching and Judging
Between 1983 and 1996, Katherine conducted pottery courses at a variety of institutions in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Polytechnic, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Education Department. Katherine has also judged many competitions and exhibitions, including the Hong Kong Biennial.
2016 Still, life – Paper Boat Press Gallery Brisbane
2016 Artisan In Focus Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2015 Artisans in the Garden Botanic Gardens Sydney
2015 Solo Exhibition – At the Table Mu Ceramics Gallery Sydney
2014 Connections Hat Hill Gallery Blue Mountains
2014 Artisans in the Gardens
2013 One + One Exhibtion Hong Kong
Clunes Ceramic Award Victoria
2011 Designed and created a range of works to compliment the Mad Square exhibition at the AGNSW
In Good Company – Object Gallery Sydney
2010 Along These Lines – Cloth Gallery Sydney
Clunes Ceramic Award – Victoria
2009 Legend of Hong Kong Ceramics – Hong Kong Tsuen Wan
Sculpture at Darling Park – Sydney
2007 Living with the Locale Contemporary Ceramics Society Hong Kong
Artist in the Neighbourhood Hong Kong
Hong Kong Airport – HK Museum of Art Exhibit works from their collection
2006 Artisans in the Garden Botanic Gardens Sydney
Sculpture at Darling Park Sydney
Sculpture at Australia Square Sydney