Kate Osman

Kate is a Dorset based glass artist whose pieces are almost all made with reclaimed glass, with her favourite to work with being the Sea glass that can be found washed up on the shores of Dorset’s impressive Jurassic Coast, and the wire used in her work coming mostly from her local car radio repair shop! In Kate’s own words “It is more important to me than I can say that we re-use our dwindling resources rather than discarding them - this is why almost all of my work will have had a former life as a window, greenhouse or something completely different.”

After graduating from the University of Derby with a BA in Photographic studies and realising “the real world was not quite ready for the scale of my abstract art” then working as a graphic designer, bar manager, charity shop manager, polo groom, wedding photographer, shipbroker, moving to rural Scotland, re-training as an artist and therapist, moving from Scotland down to Dorset, and now settled in Marnhull, North Dorset, Kate discovered her passion as a glass artist and is now content she is doing what she loves, with the assistance of her studio helper in training and official shadow, Brucelee, a rescue dog from Cyprus and his destructive little sister Miss Koko Chanel - chief in charge of destroying school shoes and chair legs.