Fruits of the Sea

Katie Bonham


I literally fell off my chair when I clicked onto Katie Bonham’s website. Just look!!!! Lord I love ceramics. I could collect them till there is no ceramic left in the world. One day though, I would run out of space, and when that day came [hopefully not too long now] I would imagine I would turn to Katie for her wall sculptures.

Katie began her career in London where she co-founded a gallery space and restoration business at the London Antique Gallery on Kensington Church St. There she divided her time between making and exhibiting her own work and running a ceramic antique restoration business. Eager to refine her skills in fresh surroundings Katie moved to Brighton and got a degree in three-dimensional design at Brighton University. There she continued to live and work from a studio in Hove.

Being a keen diver and gardener, Katie has consistently drawn influence from the natural world looking particularly at the forms, colour and surface textures of plants, seeds and marine creatures. Her work is predominantly thrown on the wheel and surface detail is carefully added later.

Katie’s marine and seaside influences are clearly visible when looking at her work which seems to have risen out of the very oceans itself! I was immediately attracted to the shell-like quality of Kate’s work, which look like she had assembled them using giant Oyster shells. Simply beautiful.

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Katie Bonham


Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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