Gabriele Koch


I am interested in the vessel as an abstract sculptural object. I am concentrating on simple forms which sometimes emphasize the relationship between internal and external space, or the movement or stillness within the form. All pieces are hand built and burnished to achieve a vibrant tactile sensual surface. Some recent pieces have incorporated texture thus creating a contrast between rough and burnished surface areas. The distinctive patterning which complements the form is achieved in a carefully organized secondary smoke firing.

Born 1948, Lörrach, Germany

Education 
1979-1981 Goldsmiths’ College, University of London
1977-1978 King’s College, University of London
1967-1973 University of Heidelberg

Awards
1984 Crafts Council London Individual Grant Prize, Biennale Internationale de Céramique, Vallauris, France
1982 Crafts Council Setting Up Grant

Recent solo exhibitions
2009 Stories and Memories, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2008 ‘The Elisabeth Zuckerman Memorial Exhibition’, ‘Bluecoat Display’ Centre, Liverpool
Gabriele Koch, Beaux Arts, Bath
Gabriele Koch, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrrogate
Gabriele Koch, Studio 147, London
2007 ‘Gabriele Koch’, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
Gabriele Koch, Galerie Meier, Freiburg, Germany
Gabriele Koch, Gallery 147, London
 
Recent group exhibitions
2009 Stories and Memories, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2008 ‘COLLECT’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
‘Monochrome’, Lund Gallery/European Ceramics, Easingwold, North Yorkshire
‘Bols de collection’, Terra Viva, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France
Spring Exhibition, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
‘The Vessel, the Object’, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
2007-2008 ‘25 Years – Collect’, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
‘The Pot, the Vessel & the Object’, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (touring exhibition)
2006 Maltby Art, Winchester
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
‘All Female Cast’, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, Stroud, Glos
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff

Selected public collections
Large Plate, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Red Amphora, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg, Germany
Large White Sphere, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Red Sphere, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
Yellow Bell, Le Conseil General de l’Aube, France
Tall Amphora, the Eagle Collection, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Textured Vessel and Red Drum II, F.Gregory Fitz-Gerald Collection (private), Oregon, USA
Textured Sphere, Volkshochschule Loerrach, Loerrach, Germany

 

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