Karin Kraemer

Kraemer_1We welcome back Karin Kraemer from Duluth Pottery!

Karin shares her story and work:

“I grew up in Minneapolis and received by BFA in glass working from St. Cloud State University in 1986.  After blowing glass in Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin, I moved to West Virginia where I began to make clay work and pit firing it in my yard and was hooked.  I moved to Carbondale, IL and did graduate work in Ceramics there.  I received my MFA in 1996 and moved to Victoria, BC and spent two years making pots, gardening and traveling. Duluth became my new home in 1998.  I teach at local colleges and at my studio The Duluth Pottery as well as selling work in galleries and art fairs.  The Duluth Pottery has now moved to Superior Street in Duluth in the middle of the new Lincoln Park Crafts District.

I enjoy working in
pottery and tile, because they bring art to the table and everyday use.  Clay is a great medium for expression.  I love that I exist in a long line of potters through history and a reflection of our culture.

My work is Mailoica, an in-glaze hand painted tin glaze technique. I make functional pots and tiles that are meant to celebrate the day.  My individual wall pieces and compositions of tiles are hand built and decorated with colorful, loose brushwork.

I draw from everyday scenes and objects for my imagery.  Capturing the color and movement is my aim… the flowers in my garden trembling in a slight breeze and the sun glowing through them, or the light coming in the window and lighting the room.”

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