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Katharina Klug

Ceramics.

Katharina's work is about simplicity of design and shape, bringing these in relationship to the surface.  She is inspired by the elemental colour and shape of ancient Korean pottery. What she loves about ceramic is that it starts of as a soft lump and can become pretty much anything you want it to be. After the firing it is hard and durable and can survive centuries. But at the same time it’s fragile and can be broken into pieces in a moment.

Katharina aims to create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter’s wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction. Every line is drawn by hand which makes the work preserve the moment of making. The imperfections of the patterns make it lively, rough and immediate and unique but still holding an order or direction to bind them together. The Narrative to my work is coming from little snippets of observation in my environment.  Lines are jumping out on me in almost anything – stripes on cloth, wires and cables, plants and grasses, architecture and streets just to name a few.

After growing up in her mother’s pottery studio Katharina trained professionally at college in Austria and Germany for 6 years. She set up her business in Cambridge in 2011 and has been given the silver award 2013 by Craft and Design magazine in the ceramic category.

In 2014 she was chosen to join the Crafts Councils Hot House program. For more information please visit her website.

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