Industrial designer Katherine Morley develops her works with lashings of concept often followed by a dash of iconography. Her current practice favours textiles, graphic design and ceramic mould making and slip casting.
An OCADU alumni, Katherine is co-curator and producer of Capacity, and also one of the founding members of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, now in its 7th year. Her work has been featured in exhibits and publications across Canada.
Her daily life consists of performing and producing music under the name of Katey Morley, as well as working full-time as a visual designer/maker at a well known Canadian retailer.
CAPACITY 2018: HIATUS RUG
This past summer, I spent more time than I have in years at my family cottage in Muskoka, and was reminded how connected to it I am. Since I was a born, the water of Lake Rosseau has been my playground and my second home; as an adult, the peace there is unequalled and wholly restorative. In the next few years, my family is saying goodbye to our lakeside property, and it has hit me harder than I realized. I created the Hiatus rug, which features the abstracted view from the end of our dock, as a memorial to the land, my childhood, and a large piece of my family’s history. I am beginning my grieving process of this beautiful place.
Size: 102″ x 102″
Material: 100% Wool; Hand tufted in India in a GoodWeave certified facility