Katharina KlugImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB1 3JL. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 778891
Mobile: 07765245758
Email:
Web-site: www.katharina.klug-art.com
Availability: studio viewing is available by appointment
Joined on: 2013-04-23
Last Updated: 2016-06-03

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

My work is about simplicity of design and shape, bringing these in relationship to the surface. 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 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 my mother’s pottery business, I trained professionally at college in Austria and Germany for 6 years. I set up business in Cambridge in 2011 and have been given the silver award 2013 and 2015 by Craft and Design magazine in the ceramic category.

In 2014 I was chosen to join the Crafts Councils Hot House program.
In 2016 I was accepted for Selected membership to the Craft potters association.

Also this year I have been shortlisted for the international Nasser Sparkasse Preis Westerwald/Germany – the process is ongoing.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

New Ashgate Gallery : Summer Craft Collection
May 06, 2017 to September 02, 2017

Availability

Availability

Availability
CoCA shop /York
Saffron Walden Gallery
Gallery Top Matlock / Derbyshire
Bils & Rye/ Yorkshire
Contemporary Craft/ Cambridge
Smith Row Gallery/ Bury St. Edmunds
New Ashgate Gallery/ Farnham
Over Gallery/ Over
Contemporary Craft Gallery/ Leeds
Haddenham Gallery / Ely
Birchham Gallery/ Holt
CDS Gallery Cotesbach/ Leicestershire
&Collective Bridge of Allan /Scotland
Round House Gallery/ Derbyshire
Keramik Gallery/ Stainz, Austria
The Sentinel Gallery/ Wivenhoe/Essex
Cecilia Colman / London

Art Group Memberships
CPA Selected membership
Society of Designer Craftsmen - MSDC
Anglian Potters – selected member
Open Studios Cambridge
Creative Network Cambridge
Craft &Design Magazine - selected Maker
Selected member on studiopottery.co.uk
Crafts Council Directory

Technical Information

Technical Information

I make my pots out of porcelain on an electric potter’s wheel. I have a large collection of tools and found objects that I use to texture and decorate the surface of my work. I am always searching for objects that can create interesting patterns.

In realizing my designs and I employ several techniques, carving features heavily but I also use wax resist, scrafito and ceramic crayons I make myself.

I mix glazes using my own recipes developed and refined since I began working as a potter. I often contrast matt and glossy glazes. I achieve most of my colours from oxides such as copper and cobalt.

All my work is fired to 1260C in an electric kiln. Lately I started firing a gas kiln to experiment with reducing atmosphere which gives me a completely new range of colours.

Background History and Education

Background History and Education

Education/Artist Training
A-Levels (Art Math German English Technology)
4 years Ceramic College Stoob - Austria
2 years Ceramic Master Class Landshut - Germany

Apprenticeships
Chris Keenan London/UK 2015
Louisa Taylor London/UK 2014
Thumberger Keramik Burgenland Austria
Keramik Klug Stainz Austria
Patrick Sargent Ceramics Switzerland
Petzenbichler Keramik Landshut Germany

Art Related Employment
Self-employed independent artist in the UK since 2011
Tutor for Adult Education Ceramics – White House Arts 2013/2016
Tutor for Adult Education Ceramics - Hills Road College – on going
Private tutor in my studio – on going
Gallery coordinator at Primavera Cambridge in 2007/2008

Exhibitions and Competitions

Exhibitions and Competitions

Exhibitions
Luster – Nottingham Nov 2016
Ceramic in the City Sep 2016
Solo Show Over Gallery – Cambridge Oct 2016
RBSA “Wanderlust”, Birmingham May 2016

Cambridge Showcase Nov 2015
Fulbrook House Oct 2015
Innovations in Ceramics Cambridge Oct 2015
Open Studio July 2015
Art in Clay Hatfield July 2015
New Brewery Art “Gathering” Gloucestershire June 2015
Oriel Art “In and out of the garden” May 2015
Over Gallery “Growing Things” Sep 2014
Select 4 Gallery Top Aug 2014
Open Studio July 2014
RBSA “Melting Pot”, Birmingham Jan 2014
Burwash Manor Art, Burton March 2014
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, March 2014

Walford Craft Mill “Inspire” Dorset Dec 2013
Round House Gallery Nov 2013
Cambridge Contemporary Art Nov 2013
Anglian Potter Summer Exhibition Aug 2013
Open Studios July 2013
Dolby Gallery / Oudley Selected members show June 2013
Summer at Fulbrook House 2013
Fired Works Glass Ceramic Metal Festival 2013
Rising Stars Farnham Surry Ashgate Gallery 2013
Singing Clay Ely Babylon Gallery 2013
Exhibition at the Contemporary Craft Cambridge 2012
Narrative at the Art Salon Nov 2012
Craft& Design Show Babylon Gallery Ely July 2012
Open studios July 2012
Vessels & Visions May 2012
Pottery in the Shire April 2012
Narrative/Williams Gallery March 2012

Art Unequalled Ely Oct 2011
Unwrapped Babylon Gallery Ely 2011
Open Studios Cambridge July 2011
Anglian Potter Summer Exhibition Aug 2011, 2010
Ceramic Exhibition Munich 2009
Ceramic market Gmunden Austria 2005
Several markets and fairs in Austria 2000-2009
Graduate Show Landshut Germany 1999

Competitions
Shortlisted for NASPA Westerwald price 2016- ongoing
Silver award in Ceramic/ Craft & Design magazine 2015
UK Crafts Council - Hothouse participant for 2014
Shortlisted for French ceramic Award 2013
Silver award in Ceramic/ Craft & Design magazine 2013
Rising Star Program, Ashgate Gallery Farnham 2013

Commissions

Commissions

Several private Commissions Austria/ Germany /UK

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Wax Resist
Thrown
Carving
Dry Matt
Vessel
Vases & Bowls
Reduction
Oxidation