There is no question that Kelly and I just had to offer Karin's works in our webshop. We both love the faceted pieces ... they have a simple and elegant geometry to them. The rustic cups and bowls are pure of color, beautiful of form, and fantastically earthy! We can see one rustic piece standing proud alone, a grouping of Karin's rustic pieces or a piece in a small collection situated with pieces of a softer finish, perhaps with traditional styling to create an eclectic, and exciting, visual contrast.
I studied at Ceramics and Glass department at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark, before completing an MA at Royal College of Art in London 2000.
Since 2000 I have worked in my studio in Copenhagen, making projects in porcelain with the design team, Fabula and Formfatale parallel my individual work. I make one-off stoneware and functional objects in porcelain, usually with the vessel as main subject for new interpretation.
My starting point for my work could be an idea of an atmosphere that I want to communicate, to redefine existing objects or a tradition into new context, or simply a need to work towards an opposite or new direction. Lately I started to develop my glazes further for stoneware clay and many of my thrown stoneware pieces are then made for the glaze.
I fell in love with a color card of a British paint company, whose matte, dusty palette of pastels has become one source of inspiration when I chose colors for the glazes. I can work with a variety of colors on cylinders which I arrange and display in small series. The raw and rustic character of the clay contrast the subtle scale of rose, grey, blue, and yellow - the various types of clay bodies interact with the glazes that are added in several layers. The glazes will change and vary from firing to firing which makes every little piece unique.