Katarina Norrby’s ceramic objects are on the one hand fragile and a bit clumsy but on the other hand bold and strong.
– Gitte Brugman, Artistic leader, Art Month Ameland 2019
I am a ceramic artist living in Göteborg where I share a studio with 6 colleagues at Sockerbruket, an old brewery now inhabited by artists and small business.
My work material is porcelain mixed with paper, which I tuck and build my pieces from.
I see my ceramic works as abstract and schematic persons or creatures. To me they are individuals in their own right and at the same time subjective aspects of a diverse and rich reality.
I often carve out holes in my pieces to open them up for one another and for the world around them and sometimes these holes resemble symbolic eyes, mouths or ears. I am interested in how we can relate to them and how they can relate to each other.
So many creatures need living-space on earth. I would like to upvalue subjective encounters as a means of transformation and change and of building a future.
The objective, the measurable aspects are necessary but in some sense they are outside of ourselves and tell a story which we are not necessarily a part of.
Relating to subjective aspects demands something else from us, another story.
I got my education at Capellagården on the island of Öland.
2005-2007, Capellagården, ceramics department
2004-2005, Grebbestads folkhögskola, ceramics department
2022, Galleri Majnabbe
2021, Lerverk, pop-up
2016, Sintra, Göteborg
2010, Kaolin, Stockholm
2019, Kunst Maand Ameland, the Netherlands
2008, Window exhibition at Sintra konsthantverksbutik, Göteborg
2008, ”In marble”, group exhibition at the Swedish embassy in Tokyo and at Swedish Centre Foundation in Hokkaido, Japan, a collaboration between students from Capellagården and Tokyo Zokei university
2006, 2007, Summer exhibition at Capellagården, Öland
2013, Värmlands landsting
2008, Estrid Ericssons stiftelse
2006, Ax:son Johnssons stiftelse
2005, 2010, Wilhelm och Martina Lundgrens stiftelse
2011/1, Sköna hem