katharine morling's ceramic furniture + objects appear two-dimensional katharine morling's ceramic furniture + objects appear two-dimensional
apr 28, 2014

katharine morling's ceramic furniture + objects appear two-dimensional

katharine morling’s ceramic furniture + objects appear 2-dimensional
all images courtesy of the artist




london-based artist katharine morling crafts pieces she describes as ‘three-dimensional drawings’, in the medium of ceramics. the life size pieces, and the unexpectedness of their scale, create a slightly surreal experience; from faux-wood paint to hand painted pins, screws, zippers and stitching, the black and white flat illustrations on each white ceramic item give it a curious sense of being both two and three-dimensional at the same time. the trompe l’oeil effect forces the viewer’s perspective to see the objects in multiple contexts. separately, the items enjoy a distinctive whimsical sensibility; combined, they form a tableau, staging the still lives of everyday objects in the unconventional medium.  ‘I work very instinctively, one piece leads to the next, I try not to pin down what i am doing or even why.’ morling describes ‘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.’

katharine morling flattens ceramics
ceramic seating units comprise painted faux-wood and an illustrated cushion

katharine morling flattens ceramics
a small stool has a ceramic cushion with hand-painted details

katharine morling flattens ceramics
an artist’s palette comprises a paint brush, tube of paint and a collection of water colors

katharine morling flattens ceramics
a camera bag is filled with various items and objects

katharine morling flattens ceramics
a ceramic typewriter, pens and pencils

katharine morling flattens ceramics
pins and a wallet

katharine morling flattens ceramics
ceramic matches

katharine morling flattens ceramics
black ‘screws’ are painted on to the flat white ceramic pair of glasses

katharine morling flattens ceramics
mathematical tools fit in a ceramic bag

katharine morling flattens ceramics
a black and white ceramic chain saw

katharine morling flattens ceramics
a box of butterflies

katharine morling flattens ceramics
ceramic book and quill



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