Kit Hemsley

Kit Hemsley - tidal bowl


Fascinated by clay in its multitude of colours and textures Kit creates using delicate, flowing, semi-translucent, coloured Parian and porcelain. Inspired by the sea and land formations the work is sometimes functional, often sculptural but always visually exciting. The processes mean all her work is as individual as a fingerprint.


2 St Hilda’s Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3AE


St Hilda’s Terrace lies opposite Pannet Park in the centre of Whitby.  On foot, from the swing bridge in the town centre, head up Golden Lion Bank and then up Flowergate, carrying straight on and the park will lie on your left and St Hilda’s Terrace on your right.  No.2 is the second to last property on the terrace just before the roundabout. The property’s main door is to the rear.


The public are allowed to park for up to 3 hours without charge, so long as they display a disc showing their arrival time.


The studio lies on the first floor, there is a flight of stairs up to it from the ground floor entrance level.  The main access  is level with the street and the doorways are relatively wide.  The stairs are a gentle pitch with a handrail.


WC Cloakroom  available for visitors at first floor level.  A wide range of public conveniences, including specialist disabled facilities are available in the town.


Studio experience

I will be demonstrating the way I colour my clay and form my work. A selection of the tools and locally found fossils, shells and rocks which I use for mark making will be on display. I have photobooks which show past exhibitions, work, source material, my studios and inspiration. Kate and I often exhibit together (Staithes, Whitby, Sandsend) and our work is complimentary.