Kate Faulkner, was an Arts and Crafts artist and designer.
Kate Faulkner was an artist and designer from a family of artists and designers. She was a sibling of Charles and Lucy Faulkner Orrinsmith and one of the founder members of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
She practiced in a variety of media: wood engraving, embroidery, gesso painting, tile painting, wallpaper design, fabric design, and china painting.
Her work has historically been confused with, or obscured by, that of her sister, artist and author Lucy Faulkner Orrinsmith, because on occasion they worked in similar fields at roughly parallel times.
Her work was often collaborative, and she was highly skilled at interpreting the designs of other artists. For example, in 1883 she decorated a piano after a design by Edward Burne-Jones for the home of Alexander Constantine Ionides, one of the major patrons of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
It is unclear which sister reinterpreted of the wood block engraving for Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s title page design for the second edition of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market and Other Poems’.