I'm Katie Hayes, a Hillsborough, NC based printmaker specializing in small batch prints and placed based design. I created New South Pattern House to highlight the vibrant cities and amazing ecosystems of the Southeastern US. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a naturalist, and spent every minute I could outside learning about the plants and animals of Western NC where I lived. I carved my first linoleum block in high school, and sold my first print at age 15. My grandmother was an accomplished watercolorist, and -- although I didn't formally study art in college-- I benefited enormously from the generational knowledge in my family. When I'm not carving blocks and pulling prints, I also design for fabric and wallpaper, play Americana music with my husband, and play with my kids in the woods.
About New South Pattern House:
At New South Pattern House, my priority is to deliver the most environmentally friendly and high quality products possible. I have thoroughly researched everything from my NC made inks to my compostable and/or recyclable packaging materials so that you can relax and shop with the confidence that I have put in the work to deliver ethically sound art pieces that will last for years to come.
Finalist, Our State Magazine "2020 Made in NC Awards."
Finalist, Our State Magazine "2021 Made in NC Awards."
Third Place, "Art in the Arboretum," Greensboro, NC.
The News Of Orange
Perfectly aligned with her commitment to elevating the southeast’s true beauty, Hayes is all in on keeping her work as environmentally friendly and local as possible.
The restaurant’s crown jewel is its botanical wallpaper, which poses cardinals and turtle doves against a tangled backdrop of native North Carolina plants. The wallpaper, designed by Hillsborough artist Katie Hayes and produced by the Durham-based company Spoonflower, stands alongside a number of pieces that The Mayton commissioned from area artists.