Kate Ive

Kate Ive

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About Kate Ive

Kate Ive is an award-winning Edinburgh-based artist. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008 with a degree in Sculpture BA (Hons), and works from her studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW). Kate sculpts and carves on both a monumental and minute scale with an eye for detail and intricacy in a wide range of materials including amongst others bronze, concrete, lead, jesmonite, wax and Corten steel. Kate pays close attention to the technical processes she uses in the production of her artwork including, drawing, engraving, scrimshaw, sculpting, medal making, casting, working with found objects, metal plating and 3D modelling.

Kate has undertaken a number of notable public art commission and has work in world recognised public collections.


B.A. (Hons) Sculpture Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University 2004-2008
Rhode Island School of Design, Spring Semester Exchange Program 2007


Craft Scotland Established Makers Award 2019
Work in the collections of the National Bank of Slovakia -Nov 2015
Work in the collections of the Royal Mint Museum -Nov 2014
Work in the collections of the British Museum, London -Apr 2013
Medallic Works in the collections of University Museum of Bergen, Norway -Jan 2013


#Untitled10 2019, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle -Oct 2019-Feb 2020
Medals & Miniatures Exhibition at Sladmore Contemporary, London -Dec 2018-Jan 19
Lead Artist for the Opposing War Memorial, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh -2018-19
Lead Artist creating indoor & outdoor artwork for West Calder High School -2018
Lead Artist for ATD 4.1 Old to New, 19 artworks for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and CAMHS, Edinburgh -2016-18
Art in the Hand, Goldsmiths' Centre Exhibition, London -2017
Whithurst Park Art Fair in support of Maggie's Centres -2016
13th International Medal Symposium, National Bank of Slovakia & Museum of Coins & Medals, Slovakia -2015
Twenty Twenty Gallery Medal Exhibition -Nov 2015
Helensburgh Outdoor Museum, commissioned by Wave -Jun 2015
Works in Bronze, Baroni Gallery, London -Apr 2015
Dressed, sculpture edition commissioned by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for the launch of Creative Laboratories -Nov 2014
Equals, sculpture commission for the Scottish Government's Equalities campaign -Nov 2014
Scott Monument Litter Sculpture, commissioned by the Scottish Government -June 2014