This is a show which plays with juxtaposing shapes, form and line and places these individual parts within the context of a larger installation work. It a show too, which sees the boundaries between craftsmanship and artistic expression become hazy.
Known for her manipulation of graphic lines painstakingly hand-drawn onto the surfaces of her fine porcelain vessels, this body of work explores the spaces that lie between lines and objects, and sees Katharina move her practice towards something almost more sculptural, as she omits certain elements, thus creating new. The identifiably Katharina colour-pallet and beautifully realised vessels remain simultaneously of themselves, and of something bigger, more powerful.
Katharina has been making ceramics for over 10 years after moving to the UK from her native Austria in 2009. All her pots are made by hand on the wheel with pastels used to draw naïve, spontaneous patterns onto their surface – “the perfect canvas to explore space,” she comments.
Katharina lives and works in Cambridge. Her work has been shown in galleries around the country and beyond, and is held in many private collections. Collaborations have seen her working with Heal’s and awards include The Silver Award, 2013 and 2015 for Craft and Design Magazine’s Ceramics Category; a shortlisting for the International Nasser Sparkasse Ceramics Prize in Westerwald, Germany; and an honourable mention for two entries in the International Ceramic Festival in Japan, 2017. She has been a selected member of the Craft Potters Association since 2016.