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Katherine Claypole

Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga exhibiting artist


5000 FRENCH KNOTS (2018) hand stitched thread on canvas



Katherine currently lives in Whanganui where she has a fabulous riverside studio. She attended art school some years back and achieved a Master’s Degree in Fine Art majoring in Painting from Canterbury University. Since then she has spent her time juggling motherhood, teaching, developing a studio practice and making a living doing odd jobs here and there. She has been included in exhibitions throughout the country, Australia and Germany and has won a few awards. Her work is held in both private and public collections.


Katherine has become known for her hand stitched artwork where she uses a sewing needle as a drawing tool and thread as a medium to create intricately constructed stitched drawings. Her work is informed by geometry, optical illusion and her love of science fiction.

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Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020


NETWORK (2020)



With needle and thread, the act of piercing the paper, threading the needle, tying the knot, making the stitch, was performed over and over to create a net-like pattern that meshed itself across the surface of the paper.

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