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Gabriele Koch

Recent ceramics

Saturday 14 May – 2 July 2022

Gabriele Koch’s Exhibition Statement 

Although I grew up in Germany my initial desire to work in clay was kindled in Spain. Repeated visits to the interior had left a deep impression: an open desert-like landscape with simple horizon lines and strong earth colours, hints of Africa and early cultures next to contemporary artists like Antoni Tàpies and Eduardo Chillida, the organic architecture of Gaudi and strong sculptural forms of unglazed pots bearing the marks of fire on their naked surface.

There was perhaps a meeting of the ancient and the modern, the rural and the urban that led me to the making of simple forms, trying to integrate balance and tension, stillness and movement, expansion and the containment of volume, precision and spontaneity. The concept of the vessel form became central to my work, hoping to create associations with sharing, ritual and celebration, reminders of our humanity, our common history and connection with nature.

The inspiration for my current work came from looking at geological landscape and how different layers of sediment combine in rock formations. This led me to the idea of combining opposite materials like stoneware clay and porcelain. I continue to experiment with surface texture and colour, trying to express natural formations as for example recently observed in the Atacama Desert, or capture the colour of the Namibian savannah. I am exploring the different qualities of clay, celebrating the beauty of the natural material.

For this exhibition I have created a group of spherical forms including Moon Jars, forms which relate to harmony and peace. A second group consists of contrasting tall forms including Sentinels and Stones, which might evoke the idea of guardians and ritual, aspects of community. In addition there are more open individual vessels, some combining stoneware and solid porcelain, some also treated with additional porcelain slip, or porcelain slip only. All pieces are hand built and fired several times.

GABRIELE KOCH, 2022

Gabriele Koch’s ceramics are available to view and buy below. All enquiries please contact gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or telephone 01308 459511.

Gabriele Koch White Sentinel, dark centre

Height: 40 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 1.

Available: £1,300

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Gabriele Koch Yellow Sentinel

Height: 42 cm. Natural yellow stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 2.

Available: £1,300

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Gabriele Koch White Sentinel, yellow and black lines

Height: 38.5 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip, coloured porcelain slip lines. Ref. 3.

Available: £1,100

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Gabriele Koch Black Sentinel

Height: 45.5 cm. Stoneware. Ref. 4.

Available: £1,200

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Gabriele Koch Small Yellow Sentinel

Height: 36 cm. Natural yellow stoneware with porcelain slip lines. Ref. 5.

Available: £800

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Gabriele Koch White Sentinel

Height: 42 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 6.

Available: £1,200

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Gabriele Koch Red Sentinel

Height: 45 cm. Natural stoneware. Ref. 7.

Available: £1,200

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Gabriele Koch Black Moon Jar

Height: 20 cm. Stoneware. Ref. 8.

Available: £700

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Gabriele Koch White Moon Jar – Dawn

Height: 21 cm. Heavily textured Stoneware, white porcelain slip. Ref. 9.

Available: £850

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Gabriele Koch Moon Jar, Yellow Clouds

Height: 24 cm. Stoneware, porcelain, yellow porcelain. Ref. 10.

Available: £900

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Gabriele Koch Big Moon Jar

Height: 30 cm. Stoneware, porcelain.

Gabriele Koch Small White Sphere

Height: 21.5 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 12.

Available: £800

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Gabriele Koch Dark Sphere

Height: 22 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 13.

Available: £800

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Gabriele Koch Dreaming Vessel

Height: 30 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 14.

Available: £1,300

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Gabriele Koch Namibian Moon

Height: 31 cm. Natural yellow stoneware, porcelain slip lines. Ref. 15.

Gabriele Koch Tall White Form

Height: 46 cm. Stoneware with porcelain lines and porcelain slip. Ref. 16.

Available: £1,600

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Gabriele Koch Black Vessel, landscape lines

Height: 29 cm. Stoneware and porcelain. Ref. 17.

Available: £1,500

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Gabriele Koch Black dimpled Vessel, porcelain bands

Height: 30 cm. Stoneware and porcelain. Ref. 18.

Available: £1,600

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Gabriele Koch White Vessel, black dimple

Height: 27.5 cm. Stoneware, porcelain slip. Ref. 19.

Gabriele Koch Black Moon

Height: 35 cm. Stoneware, porcelain lines, porcelain slip. Ref. 20.

Available: £1,500

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Gabriele Koch Small Moon

Height: 28 cm. Stoneware, porcelain lines, porcelain slip. Ref. 21.

Available: £1,200

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Gabriele Koch Standing Form

Height: 42 cm. Stoneware white and yellow porcelain lines. Ref. 22

Available: £1,600

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Gabriele Koch Atacama Stone

Height: 46.5 cm. White earthenware, white porcelain slip. Ref. 23.

Available: £1,800

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Gabriele Koch Small Orkney Moon

Height: 20 cm. White earthenware, white porcelain slip. Ref. 24.

Available: £700

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Gabriele Koch Small Atacama Moon

Height: 21 cm. White earthenware, white porcelain slip. Ref. 25.

Available: £950

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Gabriele Koch Leaning Bowl

Height: 9 cm. Stoneware and porcelain. Ref. 26.

Available: £350

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Gabriele Koch Leaning Bowl

Height: 9 cm. Stoneware and porcelain. Ref. 27.

Available: £350

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Gabriele Koch Leaning Bowl

Height: 9 cm. Stoneware and porcelain. Ref. 28.

Available: £350

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Gabriele Koch Parian Porcelain Bowl

Height: 8.5 cm. Parian porcelain and black porcelain. Ref. 29.

Gabriele Koch Medium vessel – dancing lines

Height: 30 cm. Stoneware and porcelain. Ref. 30.

Available: £1,800

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Hand Building and Smoke Firing by Tony Birk

128 page full colour hardback monograph book. 27 x 22 cm. Introduction by Sir David Attenborough. Published by Stenlake Publishing. £20.00 + p&p.