Katharina's work is about simplicity of design and shape. She is inspired by the elemental colour and shape of ancient Korean pottery. What she loves about ceramics is that you start with a soft lump which can pretty much become anything you want it to be. After the firing it is hard and durable and can survive centuries. But at the same time it is fragile and can be broken into pieces in a moment.
She aims to create timeless vessels for the contemporary interior. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter’s wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes drawing graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction. Every line is drawn by hand which makes the work preserve the moment of making. The imperfection of the patterns make it lively, raff and immediate and unique, still holding an order or direction to bind it together. The narrative to her work comes from little snippets of observation from her immediate environment. Lines jump out at her in almost anything – stripes on cloth, wires and cables, plants and grasses, architecture and streets just to name but a few.
After growing up in her mother’s pottery Katharina trained professionally at college in Austria and Germany for 6 years. She established her studio in Cambridge in 2011.
Katharina gained the silver award in the ceramic category of the 2013 Craft and Design magazine awards
In 2014 she was chosen to join the Crafts Council's Hot House program.