About Kate Millbank

Kate is a printmaker and designer.  She works primarily in the medium of lino printing and birch ply. Her work is inspired by the coastal landscape and its rich flora and fauna. Kate is particularly drawn to the strandline, and she will often be found collecting seaweed, shells, broken pottery and other flotsam and jetsam. Kate uses sketches of her beach finds and surrounding seascapes, playing with scale and detail, to create the compositions for her prints.

In addition to her prints, Kate has designed a flock of plywood birds designed to swoop gracefully across the wall.  Each bird is laser cut from birch ply and then either engraved, screen printed or hand painted with feather details and other distinctive markings.

Kate trained in Art and Design at Wimbledon School of Art, followed by a degree in Fashion and Textiles Design at Central Saint Martins. After a move to Scotland several years later (in 2013), Kate decided to learn the art of printmaking and studied several specialist printmaking courses at Edinburgh Printmakers. Kate established her studio in 2017 from where she produces all of her prints by hand using a handmade press made with a hydraulic bottle jack.

Kate is based by the sea in beautiful East Lothian, South East Scotland, which provides a constant source of inspiration for her work. She is a keen supporter of Surfers Against Sewage, a marine conservation charity who work to protect the coastal environment and keep our oceans and beaches clean and plastic free. 5% of profits made from all website sales will be donated to supporting the amazing work that they do.

Kate in her studio