Katerina Smoldyreva


ceramic sculpture



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I do not ask myself why I sculpt - I just cannot do without it. Everything I see around me, everything I touch, hear or read, I try to imagine in clay and it is always about the figure.
There are always two sides to each sculpture – the thin shell made of clay, cold and static, and those deeply human emotions, which it envelops. My desire is to reveal our vulnerabilities, anxieties and uncertainties behind that thin, fragile, skin-like capsule.

The clay is everything to me: I like to touch it, manipulate it, to feel its texture under my fingers. I am impatient of that moment when the form starts to appear and imagine how it would look like when the work is complete. It is always the ongoing experiment with form, texture and colour that excites me and makes me go on.


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Katerina Smoldyreva © 2011-2017