Artist: Kate Schuricht is an established British ceramic artist working in raku and stoneware. Kate studied Three Dimensional Design at the University of Brighton, specialising in ceramics and visual research. After graduating in 1996, Kate was selected for an international ceramic residency in Japan, where she worked alongside established Japanese, Korean and American artists. Today Kate has her studio at home in rural Kent. In 1998, Kate was awarded the highly prized Crafts Council Setting Up Grant. Now a Professional Member of the Crafts Potters Association, she has completed commissions for a number of private and public collections, including British Airways, the British Embassy in St Petersburg, Craftspace and Cowley Manor. Her work is collected worldwide.
Description: An understated, elegant vessel with a gently tapered form, exhibiting a hazy pale green exterior glaze which is subtly patterned with earthly toned flecks and intricate dotted markings. While the lower half is gently covered with sponged glaze, the top half remains bare and pure, reflecting the colour of the clay body. Its interior of darker, charcoal grey glaze draws the eye into its depths.
Inspired by the passage of time and connections to the past, Kate Schuricht’s boxes, jugs and vessels capture a timeless quality. Solitary forms possess stillness, while intimate groupings embody an air of contemplation. Conceived as small scale installations, her elegant, architectural forms provoke a simple yet striking backdrop for a range of raku crackles and subtle stoneware hues. The addition of natural materials such as wood, stone and precious metal gilding creates harmony within her ceramics.
Method: Hand-thrown; high fired
Dimensions: H 14.5cm x W 4cm
Origin: Made in the UK
Care: Stoneware ceramics are high fired and watertight. Hand-washing with a soft sponge is recommended. Metal rings and jewellery may mark matt glazed surfaces so please handle with care.