Ceramic + Glass Techniques
Ceramics is to work-with clay, meaning you can’t work against it unless you’re after a kiln full of shards. As teacher of ceramic design technique, I show students how to relate to the material in all creative stages of a ceramic artwork. From inception to modelling, from mould-making to glazing and firing, I advise them on how to realise their individual visions within the bewildering range of available ceramic options. In the process I aim to pass on a sense of commitment: to work-with clay can be very rewarding indeed.
Katrin König qualified as a professional ceramist in the former GDR, she gaining a qualification as a master craftswoman in 1990. After the fall of the wall she worked for a number of years in potteries in the Netherlands and Höhr-Grenzhausen until she was sent to Bolivia by the relief organization CIM in 1996 to set up a training center for ceramics in Cochabamba, Bolivia. From 1999, she has sold hand-turned dishes at ceramics markets in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Italy. From 2015, she has mainly concentrated on developing her new ceramic works and beside this she is an advisor at sunday morning @ ekwc in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.