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Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling

Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling

Typewriter and stationery. Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling, British artist

Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling
At first glance ceramic sculpture created by Katharine Morling looks like drawings on paper. According to the British artist Katharine Morling, she her original sculptures are 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 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. Noteworthy, Katharine Morling has been suffering from dyslexia since childhood. 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.

Ceramic sculpture by British artist Katharine Morling

A table and chairs. Ceramic sculpture by British artist Katharine Morling

In fact, many self-respecting design firms specifically recruit people with dyslexia, they have more developed abstract thinking … Meanwhile, many people who have achieved fame and recognition both contemporaries and descendants suffered from dyslexia. In particular, 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, and 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”.

Ceramic sculpture by Katharine Morling