Katie Bunnell works from a studio at Grays Wharf in Penryn. She graduated from Bristol Poly in 1989 with a degree in 3D Design (Ceramics), and completed an MA in Ceramics & Glass at London's Royal College of Art in 1993, where she was a Darwin Scholar. In 1998 she was awarded a doctorate for her practice based research thesis, 'The Integration of New Technologies into Ceramic Designer-Maker Practice'.

Until 2015 she was Associate Professor of Design at Falmouth University, where she created 'Autonomatic', an award-winning design research collective, exploring the relationships between craft making and digital technologies.

Her work as a designer, maker and trained researcher has involved collaboration with programmers, technology developers, design historians, cultural geographers and many other creative thinkers and doers. A recent collaboration with Steve Brown, digital ceramic print researcher at the Royal College of Art, London, was the 'Captured Collection', a series of plates and bowls commissioned by jeweller Mirri Damer.

Katie's work has been shown nationally and internationally.




2019: Open Studios Cornwall

2020: Surveillance, Penwith Gallery, St Ives (1-29 Feb)

2023: Tides - Terra Mater Art, Penwith Gallery (Oct)

2024: Alluvial, Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, Penzance (9-23 Mar)