Kate Akrill 50

As Skullduggery Ceramics, Kate creates lovely and unusual, handmade, ceramic homeware and jewellery for those who love the spookier side of life. 

Public preview Friday 9th July 6-9pm

First weekend only

Exhibiting in 2021

Medium: Ceramics

Meet the artist & maker

By day a Librarian, by night Kate is a self-taught potter, burning the midnight oil to make skulls, cauldrons and shadow box altars. Drawing on strange and peculiar themes from gothic literature, witchcraft, superstition and Victorian Mourning, she makes subtly unusual jewellery, combining traditional motifs with unexpected imagery and textures. Kate uses hand-building techniques, and distorts the original purpose of found objects and moulds, to turn clay into striking - and sometimes unsettling - designs.

This is the first year that Kate Akrill has exhibited at York Open Studios


Venue 50

Visitor information

14 Caroline Close,



YO24 4EQ 

Number 14 is at the end of the left hand cul-de-sac, with a purple garage door. My studio is in the garden, beneath an enormous oak tree. On street parking is very limited, so visitors are encouraged to walk or cycle to the venue. Please be considerate to our neighbours. Further parking is often available on Hamilton Drive.

The studio & w/c are not wheelchair accessible. Access via a cobbled, uneven garden path. One step into the studio, three steps into the w/c. 

07815 285088

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