Katrin Moye makes ceramics and works on paper. Her ceramics are wheel thrown and occasionally press moulded. Decorations are applied with coloured slips and underglazes using traditional slipware techniques such as painting, trailing, sponge printing and hand cut paper resist. All the work is made with a mix of white earthenware and stoneware. She began her career in 2005 making domestic ware and since then her work has become highly sought after both in the UK and internationally.
Since she was awarded a grant from Arts Council England to fund a period of time in creative research and development, Katrin's work has changed to include larger scale and individual collectors’ pieces that are much more detailed and complex in terms of the surface pattern. Katrin has drawn on memories of her childhood in the 1970s, which was largely spent immersed in books such as Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales, Astrid Lindgren's stories and Joanna Spyri’s classic ‘Heidi’. Katrin's work reflects and brings to life the inner world she occupied as a child, which consisted of an idealised Scandinavian rural landscape of forests, meadows, starry skies and woodland creatures. Her work also references mid 20th century design, folk art and the interior of her 1970s family home.
Katrin is very interested in the relationships that people have with domestic (and other) items; ordinary things used every day that take on a significance for their owner in terms of the memories and associations connected with them. The power of nostalgia, which seems to her an interestingly emotional response, is directly connected with how items can conjure up a particular memory for an individual. In this way, the same object can be ‘read’ as many different objects, depending on the person who is looking at the object. Katrin loves the way that people who buy her work embark on a relationship that is uniquely their own with something that she has made.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £33 - £363