Katie has a BA (Hons) in wood, metal, ceramics and plastics (material practice) from Brighton University.
Katie majored in ceramics and graduated in 2011. She has been making sculpture ever since, mainly in clay carving, and is very fond of the use of colour.
She has a small workshop in her mum’s garden along the river in Godalming.
Apart from exhibiting with the Surrey Sculpture Society, she runs pottery workshops working closely with children and adults with learning difficulties.
Katie loves learning about different cultures from far and wide, along with colour and pattern to create her work.
Tantalising, bold, bright and outspoken; from ideology to technique, Katie Netley's recent works have been focused on exploring the influences of totemic tribal artefacts.
Katie has developed a confident and honest approach towards expression, whilst playfully working through concerns such as: folklore in diverse cultures, the raw celebration of ritual, the significance of dreams, representations of organic life, geometric recurring patterns, the voluptuous female form and the liberal use of intense colour.
Katie undertakes private commissions for bespoke ceramic sculptures.