Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling
Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling at first glance may seem drawings on paper. The British artist Katharine Morling creates original sculptures made of ceramic, which she describes as 3 dimensional drawings, in the medium of ceramics. Katharine set up her first studio in London in 2003 and since then an award-winning artist has gained international acclaim for her work. The Stilted Life installation featured in this post was shown and won the main prizes at The World Crafts Council, Second European Triennial of Ceramics and Glass 2010, and at Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea in 2011. It is noteworthy that Katharine Morling has been suffering from dyslexia since childhood.
Dyslexia – a specific kind of violation of training having a neurological nature. It is characterized by the inability to quickly and correctly recognize words, decode and master spelling skills. Secondarily lead to abnormalities in the understanding of the text, the lack of reading experience and vocabulary. Dyslexia does not allow the artist to properly read and write, so she dedicates time to creativity, which has become an important form of her dialogue with the world.
In fact, many self-respecting design firms specifically recruit people with dyslexia, they have more developed abstract thinking … It is believed that many people who have achieved fame and recognition both contemporaries and descendants suffered from dyslexia, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Thomas Alva Edison, Jackie Stewart, George Bush, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Oakenfold, Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Guy Ritchie, Orlando Bloom, Michael Dudikoff, Salma Hayek, Keira Knightley, Whoopi Goldberg.
Katharine Morling has had six-year-old experience of working around the world – the Czech Republic, Holland, Switzerland, America, Hong Kong, China and India. After graduating from Falmouth College of Art, she moved to London and set up in her first studio at Cockpit Arts, in South London. Eventually she got her first show and started getting interesting projects, from school to museums, shops, galleries, commissions and shows.
“I work very instinctively, one piece leads to the next, I try not to pin down what I am doing or even why. I have to trust and believe that I can communicate through this medium. My searching is never complete; each piece is a journey for answers that are only hinted at, with more questions”.