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  All Vessels are Unique in Design and Execution
  Luster Vessels Available at The Showplace in Manhattan.
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Katrich Studios Trademark.Paul J. Katrich

Positively Unique and Rather Extraordinary
Luster Pottery

(for Unique and Extraordinary People)

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we invite you to visit our new website

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Paul J. Katrich artist
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Images and videos appear below only for
archival purposes. Katrich Pottery is no
longer sold at The Showplace. We are
grateful for a long and happy
professional relationship.

The Select Grouping
of Luster Vessels
by Paul J. Katrich,
on Exhibition and
Available for Sale,
by Phone or in Person at

[The Showplace in Manhattan]

The Showplace
Art & Antiques Center
in New York City

Showplace On 3 - Third Floor

40 West 25th Street
(near 6th Avenue, in Chelsea),
New York City
(212) 633-6063.

Regular hours are:
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat-Sun 8:30am-5:30pm.

The Showplace Associates
Will Accommodate Your
Sales Questions and Desires:
Please Visit or Call
Showplace On 3: 212-633-6063
for More Information

International Customers:
Please contact The Showplace directly
by e-mail to purchase luster pottery


Luster Pottery by Paul J. Katrich at
The Showplace in Manhattan

The vessel descriptions are by Paul J. Katrich.

[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (1604)]
Vessel 1604 (7-1/4"): $450.

"The mysteries of a distant world,
enrobed in a swirling iridescent atmosphere...
now scarlet, now violet, now turquoise, then golden."

Please see video with Paul J. Katrich, below,
for moving images and details of this vessel.

Video with Paul J. Katrich Discussing
Luster Vessels 1604, 1610 and 1614
at The Showplace


[The Showplace in Manhattan]

Please Call The Showplace - Third Floor
for the Latest Information:

Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat-Sun 8:30am-5:30pm.

Located at 40 West 25th Street
(near 6th Avenue, in Chelsea),
New York City.

If you prefer, phone Katrich Studios
for more information and assistance:
or send e-mail to

Recent sales are indicated
by brackets: [Sold].

The availability of vessels is
subject to prior sale at The Showplace.
This listing will be updated
when we learn of purchases.

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


More Luster Pottery by
Paul J. Katrich at
The Showplace in New York City

[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (1549)]
Vessel 1549 (7-1/4"): $325.

"Brilliant flowing glazes in every hue of the sunset
combine one upon another in subtle iridescent tones
and a rich, raised and polished craquelere."

Please see video with Paul J. Katrich, below,
for moving images and details of this vessel.

[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich (1536)]
Vessel 1536 (6-3/4"): $450.

"A micro-cosmos of ancient golden orbs
adrift in a deep-blue iridescent ether.
The orbs are linked like a chain of molecules
by bright and subtle gold tethers. A
vibrating atomic dance, outside the limits
of the naked eye."

Please see video with Paul J. Katrich, below,
for moving images and details of this vessel.

Video with Paul J. Katrich Discussing
Luster Vessels 1536, 1549 and 1551
at The Showplace.


Video with Paul J. Katrich
Discussing Luster Vessel 1520
at The Showplace


Video with Paul J. Katrich
Discussing Luster Vessel 1489
at The Showplace


[Iridescent Pottery by Paul J. Katrich, 0661]
Luster Vessel 661 (6"): $450.

"A fine, ribbed vessel in hues of orange copper and
iridescent gold. An emerald green volcanic matte glaze
enfolds the piece like the accretions of time on an
ancient treasure."

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Personal Note from the Artist

Dear friends,

For the convenience of our patrons, new vessels will be posted here, available for purchase. Many wonders will soon appear; please check back frequently.

As many of you are aware, demand for my work has been increasing, and it is difficult to accommodate everyone's wishes. I am intensely grateful for the support and interest of my patrons. This is a wonderful time for us.

The fact remains that I annually produce fewer than 200 unique ceramic vessels. These are never repeated or made in multiples.

Continuing requests from my clients, many of whom are far afield, have suggested a central sales location. To this end, The Showplace - Art and Antiques Center in New York City will now be selling a selection of my pottery.

The Showplace sports a fascinating collection of objects in a multi-dealer setting. It is virtually an unique venue in Manhattan. I encourage you to visit.

I have personally chosen and described this fine selection of my pottery. These pieces may be had from The Showplace, either in person or by telephone. The Showplace staff will answer all questions regarding purchases and availability.

You will find The Showplace staff to be competent, professional and helpful. They enjoy my full confidence. They will arrange for safe shipping at a nominal fee for distant customers, or will oblige you in person.

Warm regards,
Paul J. Katrich


The Showplace in Manhattan

[The Showplace in Manhattan]

Art & Antiques Center

40 West 25th Street
(near 6th Avenue, in Chelsea),
New York City.

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat-Sun 8:30am-5:30pm.

[The Showplace in Manhattan - Floor 3]
Showplace On 3 - 3rd Floor.

If you prefer, phone Katrich Studios
for more information and assistance:
or send e-mail to

This listing is provided as a
courtesy for our patrons.
The availability of these vessels is
subject to prior sale at The Showplace.
The Showplace staff takes pride in having
full responsibility for all sales.
They have no direct connection to our website
and do not update this list.

This listing will be updated
when we learn of purchases.

[Luster Pottery by Paul J. Katrich at The Showplace]
The Show Case with Lustre Pottery
at The Showplace.

"The Showplace is an Art and Antiques
center in New York City (NYC)
with over 135 dealers in all genres
and all periods, from Ancient to Modern Art.
Collectibles, Americana, European Antiques,
Japanese, Chinese, Art Nouveau, Art Deco,
Art Glass, Antique Jewelry, Silver, Antiquities,
Islamic Art and much more.

[The Showplace in Manhattan]

"Located in the heart of Chelsea
in New York City. Offers weekend
antique shows and special auctions,
and weekday galleries.
Art & Antiques from
all over the world."

[ Quoted from The Showplace website. ]


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


If an Image is Missing

If any images or graphics do not appear,
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.

Most images will open in a new window.
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.

Please download and share this document.


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