RBSA: Portrait Prize 2017: Karin Hessenberg wins 2nd Prize
Karin has won 2nd prize at this prestigious Portrait Prize Exhibition. There were 70 entrants and Karin entered a life size self portrait entitled “The Floral Sun Hat”.
Karin has been a member of Studiopottery.co.uk for many years and we congratulate her on this great result!
Karin says “I studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art under Colin Pearson, Janice Tchalenko and Ian Godfrey. My first studio was at the Barbican Arts Group in London, where I made thrown porcelain pots, some glazed and others burnished and sawdust fired. Inspired by travel in Peru and India, in 1981 I changed direction and started making large hand-built garden ornaments and planters. This gradually led me to looking at sculpture. I am now principally making sculpture, both portraits from life and small figures and busts of historical characters.”
Karin is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association and on the Craft council Index of Selected makers. For more information and to contact Karin follow this link