Designer Courses was set up by Katherine Pogson in 2005 to provide short practical courses and hands-on training in contemporary craft and design.

Katherine set up her design studio in 2000, after completing an MA at the Royal College of Art, and specialises in decorative and construction techniques for leather, including moulding, pattern-cutting and hand-stitching. Clients have included: Trussardi, Milan; Donna Karan New York; Mulberry Home; Hussein Chalayan; Priestman Goode.

Katherine is the author of How to Work with Leather, published by Pavilion Books in 2016. In May 2015, Katherine was appointed Visiting Maker at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. She has exhibited internationally, including the London Design Festival ( Material Consequences 2014) and at design fairs in Florence, Milan and New York.

As a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholar, Katherine  took part in the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace in July 2013, where she displayed her work in the newly restored Queen’s Summer House.