About Me

Katy disguised as the Mariner, puppeteering Albie the Albatross
Photo by: Greg Towning

When someone asked me recently: “what is it you actually do?”
a friend replied: “Katy is some sort of designer/maker/painter dressed up in a big coat”

I am originally from York – a lover of tea and woolly socks. I am now Bristol based and currently an artist with Bath Carnival alongside my own freelance practice and general making of small or very big things. An award winning designer and art director, I can be found designing theatre shows in strange places, the occasional short film and puppets, and telling stories in many different ways. I am currently a resident artist at PuppetPlace Bristol.

In 2022 I was awarded an Arts Council Develop your own creative practice grant to develop my puppet-making and designing skills – with the support of Bath Carnival.

My recent credits include:
Being a supporting artist with Bath Carnival, freelance work with Lamplighters CIC, Set and Costume designer for A Midsummer Nights’ Dream with Insane Root Theatre 2022, and freelance scenic painting with Contained Creatives.

My full, shiny, downloadable CV can be found here>>

Or say Hi Katy@khostedesigns.co.uk