Katie Cuddon was born in 1979 in London. She currently lives and works in Newcastle and London.
Katie Cuddon creates mixed-media collaged drawings and sculptures using clay that are then fired and painted. The processes Cuddon employs to shape the work are very particular and focused: thin skins of clay are gradually built up as they swathe and wrap into voluminous forms, layers of pencil accumulate to give objects a materiality and depth despite the flatness of their profiles.
The forms Cuddon’s sculptures and drawings describe are enigmatic and specific offering a different perception of sometimes very familiar images. She explores the limits of language – the inherent tensions and slippages – and questions the ease with which we might ascribe words to complex, visual, and often emotional subjects.