Katarina's aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through her work. She hand builds her pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. This slow process fosters an organic growth, allows for time to step back and observe where a piece intends to go.
Terra Sigillata, a natural finish containing very fine clay particles, provides a sensual, tactile surface for much of her work. For many of her outdoor sculptures Katarina uses iron and copper finishes, relishing the rich patinas that develop when exposed to the elements. Inspiration is found in the natural world - the colours and textures of rocks, seedpods, wasp's nests or shark eggs found on the beach.
Katarina grew up in Austria and moved to Australia in her early twenties. In 2000 she completed a studio ceramics course at Brookvale TAFE. She has been exhibiting her work since 2007.
Major commissions include 'Clareville Boy', a live sized figure of a boy seated on a roof adjacent to Avalon Surf Club and a series of 8 porcelain sculptures for the Dubai Opera House Sky Restaurant which will open later this year.