Karolina’s delightful creations have a very distinctive style. Often inspired by fairy tales and fables, her range includes wall art inspired by Aesop’s Fables and Irish tales and sagas. You’ll find that many of her vessels also have animal motifs which she hand-draws onto her pieces.
Originally known for her use of bright colours, Karolina has begun tempering her colour palette and her new pieces feature more dusty greys, browns, creams and pinks － colours which have enjoyed a great response from retailers since the Showcase expo in January.
In order to create this more “grown-up” colour palette Karolina says that she has essentially turned her methods “inside-out”. Where before, colour was applied using slips (layers of liquid clay), now the colour is intrinsic to the clay. This subtly-coloured clay is left exposed in parts to provide textural contrast in her new pieces. This process of production requires much precision in terms of achieving correct and consistent colours and also necessitates that the studio be spotless, as colours can contaminate others if the workshop is dusty.