With a background in art history, architectural restoration and stonemasonry, Kate trained in stone carving at the City & Guilds of London Art School, supported by QEST. The scholarship gave her the opportunity to develop her skills artistically in sculpture and architectural ornamentation.
She was taught the arts of drawing, clay modelling, plaster casting, letter cutting and stone carving, all essential components in the making of a fully fledged carver. In the holidays she continued her stonemasonry and restoration work, and also taught heritage craft skills to young people. At the end of the course she plans to establish herself fully as an independent carver, sculptor and teacher.