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ArtArtistLisa Katzenstein

Lisa Katzenstein

Lisa Katzenstein

Lisa Katzenstein
Lisa Katzenstein Appendage shop Brighton

We bought this piece of pottery when we visited Brighton on one of our days out. We bought it from A unique shop in Brighton’s North Laine’s called Appendage.

Appendage Information

Address 36 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, 01273 605901. A unique shop in Brighton’s North Laine. I do not have a website for the shop but I have an Instagram address Appendage Instagram

Appendage is a shop and gallery selling products hand-made by British makers. Accessories for the individual and the home. They concentrate on colour and surface decoration. Both make a strong statement when translated into different mediums, including ceramics, felt, glass, jewellery, mosaic, paper and textiles.

Some of their makers are well known in craft circles and others make small ranges exclusively for them. All the products are individual and innovative. A wide range of items and a broad price range mean it’s possible to buy a special present or have a spontaneous treat.

Lisa Katzenstein Artist Statement

Lisa Katzenstein
Lisa Katzenstein Vase

From the Artist’s Website Instagram

I have been a potter for 36 years working in many areas of ceramics from designing tableware to my present work in Maiolica. I have always drawn and painted, and it forms a central role in my ceramic practice. The imagery on my vases is not a random choice but an investigation into the qualities of plants, their texture, colour, and shape. This way I hope to bring a new perspective and freshness to a somewhat familiar subject, floral imagery fit for the 21st Century.

My inspirations come from post-war textile design and illustration, and the landscape painting of such artists as Eric Ravillious and John Piper. I take my ceramic heritage from the works of potters such as Kenneth Newland, Nicholas Vergette and James Tower.

Lisa Katzenstein Pottery
Lisa Katzenstein Pottery Vase

I gained a BA in Ceramics in 1979 at the Central School of Art & Design in London, before going on to the Royal College of Art to complete an MA in Ceramics in 1983.

Specialising in a type of Ceramics known as Maiolica. So, what is “Maiolica?” This is a term for a type of ceramics first developed in 9th Century Mesopotamia to imitate Chinese porcelain brought in by traders on the Silk Route. When it reached Europe, it is largely known by the places it was made, for example, Delft in Holland, Hispano-Moresque in Spain, Faience in France, and Lambeth ware in England.

Ceramics Technique

I have worked in all areas of ceramics, from making tableware to producing the one-off pieces that I make now. I have exhibited widely in such shows as Ceramic Art London, Earth & Fire at Rufford, Nottinghamshire and Art in Clay at Hatfield House.

Vase Lisa Katzenstein

The essence of this technique involves painting onto the surface of an un-fired white glaze. These colours then become fused with the glaze in the subsequent glaze firing. This makes maiolica a wonderful conduit for colour, giving the painting a softness, depth, and luminosity not to be found in other ceramic techniques. It is a medium made for painting and with the many variables involved, brushwork, thickness of pigment and firing conditions, each piece is a truly one-off.

My exhibitions include “At Home with Nature” at the Slimbridge Wetlands Centre.

“The Flower” and “Fiesta” show at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall.

The touring exhibition “The Pot, Vessel & the Object, 50 Years of the CPA.”

I am a member of the Crafts Potters Association, and The Sussex Guild.

As a potter who also paints, I make a lot of preparatory paintings and drawings. They are originally conceived as research, but they gain a life of their own, often ending up as artist cards and larger drawings.


The Sussex Guild Shop
Southover Road,
Lewes, E. Sussex
BN7 1TP.

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