Paul J. Katrich
Positively Unique and Rather Extraordinary
(for Unique and Extraordinary People)
American Art Pottery Association
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The Luster Pottery of Paul J. Katrich
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Internet Archive and History
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the earliest existence of the vessels.
Believing Katrich Pottery to have permanent
value and historical resonance, we have
expended substantial resources, both material
and intellectual, to maintain this record.
In so much as possible, it is absolutely complete.
This documentation virtually assures the
authenticity and integrity of all Katrich vessels,
however far they may travel. Our collectors will
always enjoy total access to the true story of
their cherished pottery.
To our knowledge, no other studio pottery,
vintage or modern, can claim so sober and
comprehensive an account of unique work.
In the realm of ceramics, nothing comparable
has been attempted or so long preserved.
We welcome visitation from collectors, students,
scholars and pottery enthusiasts of every stripe.
Katrich Studios, Inc., is the ultimate authority
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Design and Lecture Services
Paul J. Katrich is a modern traditionalist.
He is also a degreed Art Historian
and frequent guest lecturer in the
fine and decorative arts.
An accomplished sculptor and artist in many media,
he offers a variety of professional design services.
Mr. Katrich serves as Secretary on the Board of the
American Art Pottery Association.
"I am always delighted to speak to
you regarding your needs and interests.
I am pleased to discuss gallery and museum shows,
charitable events, commissions, lectures or
special purchases. You may expect a prompt
and polite response." - Paul J. Katrich
Your questions and comments
are gratefully received,
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Fine Art Pottery
The contemporary pottery of Paul J. Katrich
consists of fine, hand-thrown ceramic vessels,
fired with rare colors and treatments,
including in-glaze iridescent lusters.
Each piece is utterly unique
in design and execution:
no repetition is possible.
Flawed or inferior examples are
destroyed: no second-quality Katrich
pottery is ever permitted to enter
The Pottery Marks
of Paul J. Katrich
his Registered Trademark
(a Grecian Sphinx)
was glazed and fired
onto the bottom
of the vessels.
Beginning in 2006
his "KATRICH" name was included
below his Registered Trademark
(a Grecian Sphinx), and then
glazed and fired together
onto the bottom of the vessels.
The Katrich Mark
A Personal Description by the Artist
"A Grecian Sphinx appears on all authentic ceramic works of Paul J. Katrich.
The Sphinx is a symbol shrouded in myth and antiquity; revered in many cultures.
"I adopted this signature to demonstrate respect for the artists of the ancient East,
whose pottery is a constant source of wonder. For me, the Sphinx is a guardian
of arcane knowledge and many mysteries.
"By tradition, the vessel held in her paws denotes life and special insight.
"She has faithfully served Katrich Studios, as a companion and good-luck token, for many years.
May she do as much for the possessor."
Paul J. Katrich
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