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Lori Katz

  • I am intrigued by contrast, the play of dark against light, the pull of empty space against the inclination to fill it up, the placement of line and shape, the use of subtle texture.

    For the past six or so years I have worked almost exclusively in a palette of black and white in a conscious effort to simplify process and design.  In the end, process is never simple and good design is always balanced and strong.

    My current work is wheel-thrown and altered stoneware with slips, underglaze and glaze, and slab-built white stoneware with black stoneware inlay.

    I am influenced by minimalist art and design and the long traditions of Asian pottery and British studio ceramics.
  • Lori Katz is well known for the striking strength and simplicity of her black and white dinnerware, wall installations and innovative teapot designs.

    Her work has been included in definitive shows and collections throughout the world, including the American Craft Museum's "Tea Party" invitational, the permanent collections of the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, Wisconsin, the US Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and the IBM Corporation.  Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Home and Design and Where magazines, and the book 500 Plates and Chargers. 

    Lori is an instructor in the Ceramics Departments of the Art League School in Alexandria, VA and the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, VA. She maintains her studio at The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
  • Selected Shows, Exhibitions and Awards

    2013-'09  The American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD
    2011         The American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, MN
    2011         The American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
    2011,09    The Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
    2011         Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC
    2011         Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD
    2010         Gallery 555, Washington, DC
    2010         VisArt Craft Show, Richmond, VA
    2010,09     The McLean Project for the Arts Craft Show, McLean, VA 
    2009         The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 
                    Philadelphia, PA
    2009         Ofrenda, Alexandria, VA
    2006        “Celebration of Craft”, Chevy Chase, Maryland
    2005        “Fun!ctional”, Falls Church, Virginia
    2000        “The House Form: A Universal Symbol”, Alexandria, VA
    1997        “Open Exhibition” First Prize/Ceramics,
                    Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA
    1997        “Art For Dining”, Alexandria, VA
    1994         The Niche Award, First Prize in Ceramics for
                    Excellence in Design and Craftsmanship
    1994        “National Teapot Invitational”, The Gallery at Craft Alliance
                    St. Louis, MO
    1992        “A Tea Party”, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
    1991        “The Tea Party”
                    The American Craft Museum, New York, NY
    1990        The Niche Award, Finalist in Ceramics for 
                    Excellence in Design and Craftsmanship

    Permanent Collections

    The Wustum Museum
    Racine, Wisconsin
    The Ishii Collection
    Tokyo, Japan
    The US Embassy
    Bandar Seri, Bagwan
    IBM Corporation
    Herndon, Virginia