Katie Welsford

Senior Lecturer 3D Design, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Further Education

Katie Welsford has worked on the Foundation course at UCA Canterbury for over a decade. Katie studied Fine Art sculpture at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2000. She has maintained her practice as a Fine Artist, exhibiting throughout the UK and Europe in solo and group exhibitions.

In addition to her fine art practice, Katie is a senior lecturer in 3D design at the UCA in Canterbury. She combines this with working as an artist/educator for organisations such as Creative Partnerships, Turner Contemporary, Kent Adult Education, Canterbury Christchurch University and primary/secondary schools in Kent.  Katie is also involved with art events within Kent, having been the director of Margate Rocks Art and Ecology Festival in 2007-2008.  


  • Christchurch University College, Canterbury - Art and Design Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • University of Brighton - First Class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Sculpture.
  • Kent Institute of Art and Design - TEC Art and Design Foundation.


Further information:

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2006  Winner “Sofa So Good” competition Instant Neighbour Trust, Aberdeen, Scotland, Exhibition Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • 2000  Winner Burt, Brill and Cardens Solicitors student awards: Highly commended, first prize for sculpture.



  • 2002   Commissioned by the NHS Trust to produce a photographic artwork for the entrance foyer of Pembury Hospital, Kent
  • 2005   Commissioned by Thanet Coastal Projects, Thanet Council, two large scale sand sculptures on Viking Beach, Broadstairs.



  • 2006  One week artist in residence at Kemsley Primary School, Sittingbourne, Kent
  • 2002   Resident artist at Pembury Hospital.  Working staff and patients to produce a final photographic piece for the hospital foyer.
  • 1999   One-month stone carving residency at Tout Quarry, Island of Portland, Dorset

Research Outputs

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