Art

Ceramics by Katharina Klug

Date: Tuesday, Oct 1 - Saturday, Nov 30
Venue: Potters

Exhibition of ceramics by Katharina Klug.

Katharina comes from a family of potters after growing up experiencing her mother’s pottery business, Keramic Klug.

“My work is about simplicity of design and shape, bringing these in relationship to the surface,” says Katharina. “I am inspired by the elemental colour and shape of ancient Korean pottery. What I love 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.

“I aim 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 in the pattern 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.”

Oct 1-Nov 30, Mon-Sat 10.15am-5.30pm. For more info, visit www.pottersbristol.com

By steve wright, Thursday, Oct 10 2019

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