View Image Gallery Gabriele Koch(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)20 8292 3169 Email: Web: www.gabrielekoch.co.uk
I am concentrating on simple forms, trying to integrate balance and tension, stillness and movement, expansion and the containment of volume.
All pieces are hand built and some are burnished to achieve a tactile surface. In some pots I have incorporated texture to create a contrast between rough and burnished surface areas. The distinctive patterning which complements these burnished forms is achieved in a carefully organized secondary smoke firing.
My most recent work sees a shift from low fired earthenware to high fired stoneware, combining rough black clay with white porcelain, giving me the opportunity to create strong graphic designs in contrasting colours.
'In Ceramics, there is something that lies beyond skill and experience: it is passion, an intensity which is evident in the work of Gabriele Koch.'
'Earth, water, air and fire. Gabriele Koch’s lovely pots speak of all four of those elements as vividly as any I know.'
Sir David Attenborough
Current work and Availability
Hand built burnished, smoke fired vessels. Working mainly towards exhibitions.
Grogged stoneware clays, porcelain, coloured slips burnished, bisque firing 1000C with subsequent smoke firing.
Career Background and Memberships
1967-73 University of Heidelberg, Degree in English, History, Political Science. Study and travels in Spain
1974-77 Camden Institute, London
1977-78 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, King's College, London
1979-81 Goldsmiths College Diploma in Art & Design, Ceramics, London
1982 Crafts Council Setting –up Grant
1984 Crafts Council London Individual Grant; Biennale Internationale de Céramique d'Art Prize, Vallauris
1987-98 Visiting lecturer at Farnham School of Art
1998 Lecture tour, Israel, British Council
2009 Publication of Gabriele Koch Hand building and smoke firing by Tony Birks introduced by Sir David Attenborough
Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers
Contemporary Applied Arts
Fellow of Craft Potters Association
Articles: (Selection last 6 years)
Selected Exhibitions (last 6 years)
2008 The Elisabeth Zuckerman Memorial Exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2009 Woodbury Sudio Gallery, Exeter
2007/08 The Pot, the Vessel & the Object, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (touring)
2005 SOFA- New York, USA
Museum of Art and Design, New York, U.S.A.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, U.S.A,
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA.
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Sainsbury Collection - University of East Anglia, Norwich
Henry Rothschild Collection, York Art Gallery, York
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Leeds City Art Gallery and Museum, Leeds
Shipley Art Gallery, Henry Rothschild Collection, Gateshead
Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Museum am Burghof, Loerrach, Germany
City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Volkshochschule, Loerrach, Germany
Le Conseil General de l'Aube, France
Augustinermuseum, Freiburg, Germany
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Towneley Hall Art Gallery, Burnley
Leeds Schools Loans Service, Leeds
Liverpool Museum, Liverpool
Wakefield Art Gallery, Wakefield
Contemporary Art Society, London
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (the Keatley Trust), Birmingham
Lotte Reimers - Stiftung, Deidesheim, Germany
Sammlung Rudolf Strasser Museen der Stadt Landshut, Germany
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury
Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Cleveland Studio Pottery Collection, Middlesbrough
Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Studio 147, 147 Archway Road, Highgate, London, England, N6 5BL.
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 8292 3169
Availability: Visitors are welcome by appointment
Joined on: 2011-12-08
Last Updated: 2012-08-29
Events featuring this potter
Royal College of Art : Ceramic Art London 2014