Katherine Hackl established her ceramic studio in 1994. Her work includes both traditionally hand crafted pottery and tile. Her hand–thrown functional stoneware and porcelain forms are decorated with a hand–carved sgraffito technique. Each piece is a unique combination of elegant form layered with botanical images, patterns, and illustrations.
"Pots can have a very social character. They look for ways to be a part of one's day - whether holding one's cup of coffee, showing off an arrangement of wild flowers, or presenting a platter of grilled vegetables. I try to create work that invites these personalities to emerge, while developing a balance betwen work that is practical to use and is visually exciting and a pleasure to live with. I love the evolving challenge of integrating form, function, and decorative surfaces in ways that draw on our broad ceramic tradtions."
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