A Katrich History
  All Vessels are Unique in Design and Execution
  Contemporary Art Pottery Collector's Association Journal article "Paul J. Katrich".
  American Bungalow article about Paul J. Katrich.
  Art & Antiques: Collector's Sourcebook article about Paul J. Katrich.
  The Everson Museum of Art presentation for Katrich vessel "Midwestern Summer".
  Antiques Roadshow Insider article about the unsung heroes of pottery, including Paul J. Katrich.
  Style: 1900 articles by and about Paul J. Katrich.
  Book with pottery by Paul J. Katrich.
  American Art Pottery Association interview with Paul J. Katrich.
  Press Release from May, 2004, for the Solo Exhibition in New York City.
  Solo Exhibition in New York City, May, 2004.

Katrich Studios Trademark.Paul J. Katrich

Positively Unique and Rather Extraordinary
Luster Pottery

(for Unique and Extraordinary People)

American Art Pottery Association
Presentation of "Midwestern Summer"
to the Everson Museum of Art

[Katrich Luster Vessel 1011 Presentation to Everson Museum]
Presentation of Katrich vessel to the Everson Museum:
Left-to-right - Sandra Trop, Director;
Patricia Bourgeois, President, AAPA;
Paul J. Katrich;
Marisa Pascucci, Senior Curator

Photograph by Don Gill, AAPA Webmaster

[Katrich Luster Vessel 1011 Presentation to Everson Museum - photo 2]
Presentation of Katrich vessel to the Everson Museum:
Left-to-right - Marisa Pascucci, Senior Curator;
Sandra Trop, Director;
Patricia Bourgeois, President, AAPA;
Paul J. Katrich

Photograph by Theresa Gerratana, Connecticut Legislator

Vessel 1011, "Midwestern Summer"
has been donated by the
American Art Pottery Association to
the Everson Museum, in Syracuse, New York,
at the museum's request. The ceremony for
the donation occurred at the museum
on April 27, 2006.

['Midwestern Summer' (1011) at the Everson Museum]
"Midwestern Summer" in its
introductory atrium display

The vase has become part of the museum's
permanent ceramics collection - a collection
that is considered one of the finest in the
country. "Midwestern Summer" is now on view
in the Everson Museum's Ceramics Study Center.

[Paul J. Katrich and 'Midwestern Summer' (1011) at Everson Museum]
Paul J. Katrich with "Midwestern Summer", 1011
at the Everson Museum

Photograph by Vivian Cord, Cord Shows, Ltd.

[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (1011)] [Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (1011)]
"Midwestern Summer"
Luster Vessel 1011 (16")

Description of "Midwestern Summer"

[Style 1900 Article about Everson donation, August, 2006)]

Click here to view
the Everson Museum website


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

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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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