Katie Nelson is a Manchester based artist who's practice involves raising awareness of overlooked issues using powerful aesthetics to make a visual statement. She uses primarily ceramics as a tool to highlight and explore ideas around social conditioning, women's oppression and female solidarity. Her most recent collection 'Breast Plates' sees the young artist working with a number of women from diverse backgrounds and age groups.
Nelson use's an experimental approach to combine different techniques and processes. By isolating and recontextualising parts of the female anatomy, her delicate yet visceral sculptures challenge viewers to consider how society and the market objectifies the female form for consumption. With references to classical sculpture as well as industrial meat production, her works captivate and unsettle in equal measure.