Katie Smart is a contemporary ceramicist situated in Maidstone, Kent, where she was born and grew up.
Ever since a young girl she can remember being very hands on, enjoying anything crafty that she could get stuck into.
Whilst attending New Line Learning Academy, when selecting subjects for her A - levels, all the topics involving a creative mind set were chosen, which were, photography, fashion and art.
Finishing secondary school in 2012 she made the decision to further study at the University for the Creative Arts Rochester, where she did a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design for 2 years.
Graduating in June 2017 from UCA Rochester, where she studied Contemporary Jewellery BA (Hons), which she began in 2014.
Following graduation, she began to set up her own workshop and small business, where her practice continues to flourish.