Kate has an abiding passion for colour, fabric and texture which is key to her unique collages. She summons inspiration from a whole array of different materials or ‘Ingredients’. These range from reclaimed fabrics, handmade papers, card, pastel and mulberry silk papers to dried pressed leaves, feathers, bark and lichen.


These are all hand cut, torn, frayed or burnt to create an exquisitely detailed image executed with precision. 

Scattered dried leaves, feathers and lichen

“The excitement of discovering new ingredients is immense. I’m always seeing alternative qualities within them such as a piece of faded denim in an old pair of jeans and scruffy feathers for the sea and crashing waves. ” 

It is this approach, observation and the intricate application of the materials that make her work so unusual and exclusive. 

Looking down at boxes filled with collage ingredients
Stacked tubs filled with artwork ingredients

Ingredients

The ordinary becomes the extraordinary

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Denim pallette item

Denim

Feather pallette item

Feather

Leaf pallette item

Leaf

Paper pallette item

Paper

Bracken pallette item

Bracken

Looking down on Kate Aggett's worktop

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Looking down on Kate Aggett working with torn denim and other ingredients
Notes written on torn paper
Looking down on Kate Aggett working with dried leaves in sketchbook
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Looking down on Kate Aggett working with feathers on draught artwork
Note written on torn paper
Looking down on Kate Aggett burning holes in handmade paper
Notes written on torn notepaper
Looking down on Kate Aggett working with bracken in sketchbook
Notes written on torn notepaper
Dried leaf
Dried bark

“If you look closely at a leaf or a piece of bark it becomes so many other things, like a cliff or a rugged Tor”