Kate Oram – Designer and Maker

“My work is directly inspired by the materials I use, which are often recycled and reclaimed. I have developed this over the years to include work cast from recycled bronze, which often gives unexpected – but welcome – variations in colour and texture. The form my work takes is often symbolic of this rebirth of the materials; seed/pod forms, growing, organic shapes, or the ever-changing shapes of the sea; swells, waves and surf.”

Born in Galway in 1968, Kate obtained her degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics from Brighton in 1991. She studied bronze foundry practice part-time in Belfast for 7 years and was granted an Enterprise Start-Up Allowance in 1994 and a Northern Ireland Arts Council Award in 2002.  Kate creates finely sculpted objects in cast bronze, copper, aluminium, wood, stone and perspex. She mainly serves corporate customers and has received commissions from Diageo, Belfast Telegraph, Northern Irish Tourist Board, UTV, North West 200, Phoenix Natural Gas and Bulmers/Magners. Having been based in Northern Ireland for the first 12 years of business, Kate now divides her time between  Co. Roscommon and Co. Down

Kate makes pieces for gallery exhibitions and creates innovatively-designed corporate awards for a large clientele.


Invest NI Export and Innovation Awards
Diageo Harp Football Writers Awards
Belfast Telegraph Business Awards
Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards
Magners League Man of the Match Awards
Spirit of Enterprise Awards
UTV Business Eye Awards
National Training Awards
Northern Ireland Tourist Board Awards
InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Awards
North West 200 Rally Awards
Digital Media Awards



Belfast Telegraph
Image Interiors
Business Eye
LEDU magazine


Leitrim Sculpture Centre 2012 (visit website)


2001 The European Table, touring exhibition
Christmas Open Exhibition – Manorhamilton 2011

Full exhibition list coming soon.

Recent Client Work