Kitty Hartnell
07855 264127 | 01929 400322

2020 Venue(s):

Rollington Barn & Open Studio 11

Kitty makes garden sculptures from mild steel and copper. Mild steel “ages” over time and with exposure to the elements, creating a patination that forms on her work that gives it a natural feel.Her inspiration comes from the diverse shapes and forms found in the natural environment all around and she loves taking photographs of the plants that inspire her.

Most of her main sculptures are set in stone to provide stability. However, her creations range from large/small plant forms to abstract shapes to individual stakes with specific shapes e.g. dragonflies, fish, birds, balls or butterflies.

Kitty is also a largely self-taught mosaic artists, producing a diverse range of work. She uses a wide variety of materials – glass, ceramics, hand-made tesserae, pebbles, kitchen tiles, wood, mirror and much more – to create a range of different pieces including mirrors, patterns, plants and birds/animals.

She loves the creative process and enjoys experimenting with different materials to create colourful and original work. She has been running weekly drop-in mosaic sessions at her home in West London for over 13 years, as well as occasional mosaic sessions in Purbeck and enjoys passing on her love of mosaics to each group.