Artist of the moment……Kate MccGwire…

Kate MccGwire is a fantastic contemporary British sculptor born in Norwich, England in 1964. MccGwire is renown for using feathers in her works. In the gallery many varieties of bird feathers were used including crows, pigeons, magpies, and mallards.

For her collegiate studies the artist attended the University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham, England. She earned a bachelor of arts degree and then went on to the Royal College of Art located earning a masters in sculpture.

MccGwire is still based out of Norwich, England.

In this clip we visit a work made with pigeon feathers.

A visit to the artist’s own studio.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Some themes are beauty and disgust. I love the organic shapes the artist creates and they remind me sculptor Ken Price, who made similar shapes in ceramics. Below is an example of Ken Price’s work. Price passed away only in 2012.


I guess we can class the artist as a found objects artist. What a creative use of feathers! Genius indeed!


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