Kate Collins born in Macclesfield 1948. I began as a freelance illustrator with an ambition, designing cards for the Medici Society and other companies. My work was described as naive by various commercial galleries, but I see it as ‘Outsider’ art in the main , I follow my own instincts experimenting in different mediums. The ideas I have stem mainly from life’s experiences, a love of the countryside and decorative objects which are incorporated in ceramic design, and paintings of varied subjects. Influenced by the vintage Fairyland ware produced by Wedgewood in the 1930s , my ceramics are decorated with precious metal lustres and enamel . Paintings are egg Tempera and oils. I have my work in many private collections national and international. Mentioned in the Who’s who in Art, a Member of ABNA , Association of British Naive Artists , also Member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.