Kath Cooper is a ceramic artist based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, who has been working with clay for almost 30 years.
She graduated from Cardiff Art School in 1990, where she specialised in ceramics.
Her many years of experience have lead her to teach in various institutions, while stocking galleries and shops from her home studio. She currently works with Headway, a brain injury institution in Gloucester, who teaches ceramic classes to individuals with head injuries.
Kath has always been interested in pattern and colour, and is inspired by primitive ceramics, textiles and decorative folk art. Her newest work is exploring the interplay between the interior and exterior of larger hand-built vessels. The exterior is decorated with organic textures representing nature and the outside physical world, while the interior is painted with patterns, colour and hand-drawn representations of the spiritual world.