The colours of Karins ceramics are soft and organic. Pale greens, blues, greys and reds are just some of the different shades Karin creates in her glazes. The luminous sheen of the glazed surface provides her pots with a pleasing tactility and gentleness. Whether used for a practical purpose or as part of an interior, Karin’s ceramics are delicate reminders that quality, use and the beautiful can rest side by side giving enduring value.
Karins series of stoneware is an ongoing exploration of styles and materials, colours and the effects of light on the glazes. Different clay types, small adjustments to the materials or the firing temperature can produce large changes in the glazes. Karin is attracted to an aesthetics in which colour shades, tactility and contrast play a central role. Colour choices are the starting point for her selection of glazetypes and how these are layered onto the object. Developing new colour scales is always fascinating and stimulating as colours tend to create an ambiance, a feeling or evoke a memory – elements that enhance the poetics of an object.
For Karin, Ceramics is the basis for colour expression in the glazes, where the totality of the object and its glazed surface is affected by light to create an experiential expression.