Every Katrich Vessel
  All Vessels are Unique in Design and Execution
  Winter, 2015, for the March NY Pier Show.
  Summer-Fall, 2014, for NY Pier Show and Pottery Lovers Reunion.
  Winter to Spring, 2014, for Arts & Crafts Conference, and AAPA Convention.
  Summer-Fall, 2013, for NY Showplace, Pottery Lovers Reunion and more.
  Winter-Spring, 2013, for Arts & Crafts Conference, and AAPA Convention.
  Summer-Fall, 2012, for NY Showplace, and more.
  Fall-Spring, 2011-2012, for Arts & Crafts Conference, AAPA Show, NY Showplace, and more.
  Spring-Summer, 2011, for AAPA Convention, and for Pottery Lovers Reunion.
  Winter, 2011, for NY Americana & Antiques at the Pier, plus Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Spring-Fall, 2010, for AAPA Convention, Pottery Lovers Reunion, and NY Showplace.
  Winter, 2010, for NY Ceramics Fair, and the Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Fall, 2009, for NY Pier Show, Art Pottery Exhibition in Ohio, and for NY Showplace.
  Summer, 2009, for Pottery Lovers Reunion Show, and for NY Showplace.
  Spring, 2009, for AAPA Art Pottery Show & Sale.
  Winter, 2009, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Winter, 2009, for NY Ceramics Fair.
  Fall, 2008, for NY Pier Show, and for NY Showplace.
  Summer, 2008, for Pottery Lovers Reunion Show.
  Spring, 2008, for American Art Pottery Association Show & Sale.
  Winter, 2008, for Arts & Crafts Conference, and for NY Showplace.
  Fall, 2007, for NY Pier Show, and for The Showplace.
  Summer, 2007, for Pottery Lovers Reunion Show.
  Spring, 2007, for Arts & Crafts and AAPA Convention & Show.
  Winter, 2007, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Winter, 2007, for NY Ceramics Fair.
  Fall, 2006, for Fall NY Antiques and Fine Art Fair.
  Summer, 2006, for Pottery Lovers Reunion.
  Spring, 2006, for Everson Museum, AAPA Convention & Show, Dalton's in Syracuse, NY, and NY Showplace.
  Winter, 2006, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Winter, 2006, for NY Ceramics Fair.
  Fall, 2005, for Pottery Expo in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and for NY Showplace.
  Summer, 2005, for Wendy Fall Fair at Park Avenue Armory in NYC.
  Summer, 2005, for Pottery Lovers Reunion.
  Winter-Spring, 2005, for AAPA Convention and Show.
  Winter, 2005, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Fall-Winter, 2004-05, for NY Ceramics Fair.
  Summer, 2004.
  Spring, 2004, for Paul J. Katrich Solo Exhibition in New York City.
  Winter, 2004, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Winter, 2004, for NY Ceramics Fair.
  Fall, 2003, for Pottery Show California.
  Summer, 2003.
  Spring, 2003, for American Art Pottery Association Convention and Show.
  Winter-Spring, 2003.
  Winter, 2003, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Fall, 2002, for Pottery Show California.
  Summer, 2002.
  Spring, 2002.
  Winter, 2002, for Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Fall, 2001, for CA Pottery Show California in.
  Spring-Summer, 2001, for CA Arts & Crafts - San Francisco.
  Winter, 2001, for NC Arts & Crafts Conference.
  Fall-Winter, 2000-01.
  Summer, 2000.
  Winter-Spring, 2000.
  Fall, 1999, for the first Paul J. Katrich Solo Exhibition.
  Summer, 1999.
  Spring, 1999.
  Winter, 1999.
  Fall, 1998.
  Summer, 1998.
  Fall-Spring, 1997-98.
  Sculptural works made from 1995-1997.

Katrich Studios Trademark.Paul J. Katrich

Positively Unique and Rather Extraordinary
Luster Pottery

(for Unique and Extraordinary People)

Escape at Bedtime

by Robert Louis Stevenson

[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (0820)] [Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (0820)]
[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (0820)]
Escape at Bedtime,
Luster Vessel 820 (11")
by Paul J. Katrich, inspired by
the Robert Louis Stevenson poem.

"I have always loved the poetry of
Robert Louis Stevenson, especially
A Child's Garden of Verses.

"This vase was a component of my solo
exhibition in New York City, in 2004.
The text of Escape at Bedtime
best explains the theme."

[Description by Paul J. Katrich]


Escape at Bedtime

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out 
       Through the blinds and the windows and bars; 
And high overhead and all moving about, 
       There were thousands of millions of stars. 
There ne'er were such thousands of leaves on a tree, 
       Nor of people in church or the Park, 
As the crowds of the stars that looked down upon me, 
       And that glittered and winked in the dark. 

The Dog, and the Plough, and the Hunter, and all, 
       And the star of the sailor, and Mars, 
These shown in the sky, and the pail by the wall 
       Would be half full of water and stars. 
They saw me at last, and they chased me with cries, 
       And they soon had me packed into bed; 
But the glory kept shining and bright in my eyes, 
       And the stars going round in my head.


Image of a Detail Print for
Escape at Bedtime by Robert Louis Stevenson

[Escape At Bedtime, by Stevenson]


Detail Photographic Print
of Escape at Bedtime

[Print P0820 by Paul J. Katrich - 'Escape At Bedtime'] [Spacer] [Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (0820)]
Escape at Bedtime, Print P0820, shown with luster vessel 820.


Detail Photographic Prints
Created from the Master Images
of Katrich Pottery.

Prints from Evening Star,
Luster Vessel 951,
inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe Poem

[Print P0951eap by Paul J. Katrich - 'Edgar Allan Poe'] [Spacer] [Print P0951es by Paul J. Katrich - 'Evening Star']
Edgar Allan Poe, Print P0951eap, and
Evening Star, Print P0951es.

View luster vessel Evening Star
and read the Edgar Allan Poe poem
Evening Star

A Personal Note from the Artist

"In response to frequent requests, we are pleased to
make these fine art, photographic prints available to collectors.
Many of you have noted and admired examples of
these images as a component of our show displays.

"These prints are beautifully photographed and formatted by
George A. Lees. The detail photographs offer an
intimate view of my pottery and glazes, that is
most unique. They are brilliant in color,
and dramatic in concept. The prints may be framed
and displayed to great advantage, as I have seen
in the homes of many of my patrons.

"The prints are presented on fine paper with
archival pigment inks, 13 inches by 19 inches in size.
The image size is approximately 11 inches by 16 inches.

"Each print is hand-signed in the border by the artists,
ceramist Paul J. Katrich and photographer George A. Lees.

"For details on availability, options and cost,
please contact Katrich Studios by sending e-mail to:
or by phone:

Paul J. Katrich

[New York Fall Fair, October, 2006]
Katrich Prints at the
Fall New York Antiques and Fine Art Fair,
October 5-9, 2006.

Click Here to View All Katrich Prints


This website contains a complete visual archive
of the ceramic works by noted Studio Potter
Paul J. Katrich. His pottery is part of
important, public and private collections.

We hope you find the same delight
as was found in creating the pottery.


Internet Archive and History

We have kept this Internet archive since
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
for the works of Paul J. Katrich.
We hope that you enjoy our efforts.

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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,
by sending e-mail to
or by phoning

To see a larger photograph,
please click on an image.

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 marketplace.

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The Pottery Marks
of Paul J. Katrich

From 1997-2005
his Registered Trademark
(a Grecian Sphinx)
was glazed and fired
onto the bottom
of the vessels.

[ Trademark fired onto bottom of 2 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.

[ Trademark of Paul J. Katrich ]


[Registered Trademark of Paul J. Katrich] 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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click in the frame with the right mouse button
(or hold down your Mac's mouse button)
and choose the option "Show picture".
A momentary problem with the Internet
may have occurred.

Largest Images

To see the largest images at Katrich Studios,
please click on a photograph or graphic.

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But, some web browsers will shink our large images,
to fit in the new window.

If the image is too small,
you can see the largest image possible in Windows:
1. Point your mouse at the image in the new window.
2. Click your right mouse button.
3. A menu will appear.
4. Left click on "Save Image" to download a file.
5. Then in your computer, double-click the image file.

This method works for most Internet images and graphics.

A free image viewer is IrfanView for Windows.
IrfanView opens most images and graphics.
It can also "capture" a picture of your Desktop screen,
when you can not save an image, for whatever reason.
Google "IrfanView" for the latest version.

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Free Computer Access for People who are Blind or Cognitively Impaired

If you know someone who is blind or cognitively impaired, our photographer, George Lees, who also was a Special Education Teacher, has written a guide on adapting Windows computers with free software.

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