Gabriele Koch: After the Rain
3 - 27 November

 

"Gabriele's pots are articulate: they are wide in reach and deeply focussed."
Edmund de Waal

 

Concentrating on simple forms, acclaimed ceramicist Gabriele Koch successfully integrates balance and tension, stillness and movement, expansion and the containment of volume in her work. In some vessels she has incorporated texture to create a contrast between rough and burnished surface areas. The distinctive patterning which complements these burnished forms is achieved in a carefully organized secondary smoke firing.

 

Bell Form

stone-fired earthenware
H. 33cm

 

Orkney Stone

stone-fired earthenware
H. 57cm

 

Hazy Grey Bell

stone-fired earthenware
H. 32cm

 

Small Dark Vessel

stone-fired earthenware
H. 23cm

 

 

 

 

Porcelain Bowls

stone-fired porcelain
H. 9cm - 10cm

 

Pink Leaning Bowl

stone-fired earthenware
H. 12cm

 

 

Medium Narrow Pink Vessel

stone-fired earthenware
H. 31cm

 

Pink Ovoid Form

stone-fired earthenware
H. 34cm

 

 

Medium Grey Vessel

stone-fired earthenware
H. 31cm

 

Vessel with Dimple

stone-fired earthenware
H. 33cm

 

 

 “Elemental. The dictionary says that means ‘of or pertaining to the four elements.’ And what are they? According to classical philosophy – earth, water, air and fire. Gabriele Koch’s lovely pots speak of all four of those elements as vividly as any I know. “
Sir David Attenborough

 

 

Gabriele Koch completed her undergraduate degree in English and History at the University of Heidelberg before studying at Kings College, London then Camden Institute and attaining a Diploma in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College, London. In 1984 she won the Crafts Council London Individual Biennale Internationale de Céramique d’Art Prize, Vallauris and has gone on to lecture on art and ceramics in the UK and overseas.

 

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