Luster Vessels by Paul J. Katrich
Created during Summer-Fall, 2013
Luster Vessels by Paul J. Katrich for the Pottery Lovers Reunion
Show and Sale
July 9th - 13th, 2013
Robes Of The Magi
Vessel 1591 (7-3/4").
"Delicate golden vessel with applied stars and crescents
in three dimensions. Replete with the arcane symbols of
the alchemist; gilded as the rich fabrics of the mysterious East."
Vessel 1592 (7-1/2").
"Outside my window stands a majestic oak tree,
a constant daily companion. This pot depicts
its waving branches, dappled with golden sunlight
against a turquoise Michigan sky."
Vessel 1593 (6-1/2").
"Glowing bottle depicting the jagged but purposeful path
of the self-illuminated creatures. Night begins falling
blue-purple as the fireflies gleam golden."
Vessel 1594 (8-1/2").
"A celestial rain of saffron stars blaze in martial arcs
across the midnight sky. Gold and scarlet meteors fall to earth,
consumed by flame in their course."
Vessel 1595 (7").
"A chromatic fantasy of colors in motion,
in a joyous molten dance."
Vessel 1596 (6-1/4").
"A vigorous flower native to the Midwest;
abundant in summer, a glorious orange.
The blooms are captured stirring in the
evening breeze of an iridescent sky."
My Neighbor's Garden
Vessel 1597 (9").
"Exceptional vase true to its name.
Scarlet, violet, green and gold:
an impressionist bower of iridescent color."
Vessel 1598 (7-1/4").
"Observations of an actual precious fire opal
inspired this vase as a tribute to the mineral world.
Scarlet and wine red are complimented with purple and
orange striations, overshot with golden flecks and violet opalescence."
Vessel 1599 (7").
"A festoon of glowing lanterns dangle against an evening sky.
A memory of joyful summers. Golden moths are drawn to the lights."
On The Outskirts
Vessel 1600 (8").
"Superb vessel of galaxies and nebulae twirling through
an iridescent cosmos. Stars are saffron and bright white,
fire red and gold."
Vessel 1601 (7-1/2")
"Turquoise, violet, sea blue and grass green
play off each other in perfect iridescent balance.
Golden rings float over top."
Vessel 1602 (6-1/2").
"A jubilant ticker-tape parade of rich, swirling gold,
red and Egyptian blue."
Twelve Crescent Moons
Vessel 1603 (9").
"One for each month, bright chromatic crescents
hang in an opalescent oil-black sky. Rays of moonlight
in thick iridescent gold travel in languidly-flowing arcs."
The vessel descriptions are by Paul J. Katrich.
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Pottery Lovers Reunion is the annual gathering of pottery collectors and dealers to show, sell and buy American Art Pottery. The Holiday Inn Express in Zanesville, Ohio, is the host hotel and the center of activity, which spills over to the nearby hotels and venues. Collectors and dealers set up in their hotel rooms to show and sell pottery. Meet other collectors, dealers and authors of pottery books and learn more about your favorite pottery. Share your love of pottery with other enthusiasts and meet other people excited about pottery, who can become lifelong friends. Attend major pottery auctions.
More Luster Vessels by Paul J. Katrich
Created in Fall, 2013
The Living Sea
Vessel 1606 (7").
Vessel 1609 (9").
Vessel 1615 (8-1/2").
Autumn on the Highway
Vessel 1618 (9-1/2").
Internet Archive and History
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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.
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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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