Kate Colin


Kate Colin is a designer/maker based in Glasgow who works with paper to create handmade sculptural lighting.

Inspired by mathematical forms and nature, she developed her own technique of hand scoring and folding paper and created a range of unique designs. She is interested in colour, tonal variations, shadow and geometric form and uses her work as a vehicle to explore how they interact with one another.

Every piece is made of a unique combination of colours and when illuminated, their appearance is radically transformed: folds, creases and angles become emphasised while an intensity of colour is brilliantly revealed.

She is one of six Scottish designers who is taking part in the Crafts Council Hothouse 2016 Programme.