Katrin Moye – London Craft Week Collection
London Craft Week has inevitably been postponed, because of Covid 19. Katrin Moye was a big part of the programme of events, which we had planned for our JET & CO London shop and showroom. We are proud to unveil here the wonderful Collection, inspired by a recent pilgrimage to Delft, which she created for it. It arrived with us last week and we have loved being around and photographing this work in our Gloucestershire studio.
This Delft inspired Collection includes signature multi-handled Coffee Pots, Open and Lidded Jugs, Colanders and Compote Pedestal dishes, details of which are in our On – Line JET & CO shop.
KATRIN MOYE BIOGRAPHY
Katrin Moye studied English Literature and Art History at Nottingham University, but her love of ceramics grew until she left work to set up her own practice in 2005.
References to classic literature, Baroque interior design, Dutch still life paintings and Delftware can all be detected in her work which is wheel thrown earthenware and exquisitely hand painted with coloured slips and underglazes. These traditional materials and techniques make her feel connected to the long and distinguished line of European makers of decorated earthenware that stretches back for hundreds of years.
Current themes/obsessions include 18th century kitchenalia, ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’ by Laurence Sterne and the astonishingly beautiful wood carvings of Grinling Gibbons.
A never-ending source of inspiration is the habit of borrowing from other cultures and techniques that can be found throughout the history of North European painted ceramics, where a kind of visual game of Chinese Whispers is played with amusingly misinterpreted or misunderstood references to things the makers were completely unfamiliar with.