Bantham Beach

I realise my blog has become home to photography and not much else..! It’s all part and parcel of easing myself back into studio practise. I’ll have some lovely things to show and tell soon. 

Kat Grimoldby July 2014

Findings Wembury to Noss Mayo 

May 2014

Plymbridge woods

I make no apologies for my fern fetish

May 2014

Shaugh Prior

May 2014

Cadover Bridge to Shaugh Prior

One of my favourite places, been countless times before but never seen the bluebells out like that. The woods were gorgeous in the early evening sun.

May 2014

I have relocated! I am now based on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor. Having spent a year in industry I am so excited to get my teeth into some new creative projects. Stay tuned!

Kat Grimoldby May 2014

Lake District 

Kat Grimoldby April 2014

Some gorgeous textures and colourings on the old stones. Carlisle Cemetery. 

Kat Grimoldby April 2014

grimsperation:

Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell at the Platt Hall Gallery of Costume, Manchester. She printed, he cut.

Free admission and absolutely gorgeous setting 

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/our-other-venues/platt-hall-gallery-of-costume/exhibition-programme/

Been gathering lots of inspiration lately! I hate to be that irritating girl in the gallery with her camera out constantly, but how fabulous are these..?

A few things I made last summer. (Yes, I’m a lazy blogger!) 

Tweed moleskine cover with leather trim, lined paisley pencil case with contrasting yellow zip, canvas and leather rucksack with snaplink fastenings, cushion cover from found woven fabric and pink tweed shoulder bag.

The bags were adapted from existing patterns held at my work so I can’t take credit for the whole design. Was a great opportunity to work with an industrial machine though! Many thanks to the lovely ladies that helped me out. Hoping to start selling little pouches in future.

Kat Grimoldby Summer 2013

A drawing from last Sunday’s class. 

Kat Grimoldby 2014

My new year’s resolution was to draw more..! I’ve been doodling aplenty but nothing compares to working from a model. 

I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the uncertainty of postgrad life! This last 6 months have been my first (ever!) outside of education. I’m working full time at the moment and trying to keep as creative and true to myself as possible. Aside the art I’ve started belly dancing, kick boxing and playing the fiddle to satiate my need to learn! I have so may half formed projects, concepts and skills I want to explore.. So in the meanwhile, I’ve written lists. Lots of lists.

Kat Grimoldby 2014

Designs on Earth

I’ve been featured on a site dedicated to sustainable design..!

Some really exciting work, and just a glimpse of some of the fantastic work on show at New Designers 2013. If you get the chance, get down there!

http://www.designsonearth.com/new-designers-2013-part-1/#more-8007 

Army of Me- under bust corset, bralet, mantle and gauntlets with shibori silk skirts

Modelled by Allison Beswick

Kat Grimoldby 2013 

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Army of Me-  boiled leather bodice, gorget and shibori silk skirts.

Manipulated leathers form fantastical exoskeletons for the body, juxtaposed by reams of jewel bright shibori silks. Inspired by extended studies of armour, historical costume, haute couture and the forms of fossils, my practise is led by the disparate qualities of reclaimed leathers and the unpredictable process of Shibori.

Modelled by Allison Beswick

Kat Grimoldby 2013