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© Graham Ibbeson. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Sarah E J Richards / Art UK

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The seated figure was modelled on a local resident, Mrs Kate Pollard, a popular and active member of the community who had once been an employee of Pearsons Pottery, which had formerly stood on this site. ‘Kate’ sits examining a broken jug, with its missing handle lying in her lap. She is dressed for work, wearing a dress and overall, with her sleeves rolled up and hair tied back. The original sculpture was a two-person seat with 'Kate' sitting at one end and space at the other. This was to encourage passers-by to join her and identify with her contemplative pose. The seat now is just big enough for 'Kate' and two jugs – one either side of her.
Title

Kate

Date

1996

Medium

bronze & concrete

Accession number

S41_SEJR_S007

Acquisition method

commissioned through Per Cent for Art

Work type

Statue

Owner

Chesterfield Borough Council

Custodian

Chesterfield Borough Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

July 1997

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at all times

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Located at

Potters Close, Chesterfield

S41 9NB

Located outside 24 Potters Close, off Burnbridge Road.