Gabriele Koch


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


Bell Form

smoke-fired earthenware

H. 33cm



Orkney Stone

smoke-fired earthenware

H. 57cm


Hazy Grey Bell

smoke-fired earthenware

H. 32cm


Small Dark Vessel

smoke-fired earthenware
H. 23cm



Pink Ovoid Form
smoke-fired earthenware
H. 34cm



Vessel with Dimple

smoke-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


Narrow Pink Vessel

smoke-fired earthenware

H. 31cm



Porcelain Bowls

H. 9cm


Medium Grey Vessel
smoke-fired earthenware

H. 30cm


Pink Leaning Bowl

smoke-fired earthenware
H. 12cm




Concentrating on simple forms, internationally 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.


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.



Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
© David Simon Contemporary 2018