Cape Gallery

The Cape Gallery Director Susanne Weiley

2 Lawson Street Byron Bay NSW 2481. Telephone 02 66 857659. Facsimile 02 66 809759.

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Marita Kohl at the Cape Gallery


Foremost in my work is the need to create, the joy and satisfaction of making. This is related to an attempt to speak - to have a voice. It is a rather cumbersome way to speak, "in clay", that is.

What I wanted to speak about - to speak from - is the awkward, the quiet, the vulnerable, the innocent, the barely formed, even clumsy.

So much of our culture is brash, crass, noisy, smooth and slick. That doesn't encourage us to touch the open, unformed space within, from which we have a natural respect for all life, nature and people.

Most of these works are formed by hand: coiling and pinching, leaving dimples behind - the fingerprints of the process. The shapes grow slowly and I stay attuned to what happens in the making. The forms sometimes shift and change again in the firing to 1280°C.

Along the way, ceramic creations translated into paintings. They are an extension and further exploration of the works in clay. They inform each other and sometimes are joined together - an awkward relationship, perhaps. For according to my motto: 'awkwardness has beauty'.

Marita Kohl.




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Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $690



We are all Refugees

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Fragilence

Fragilence
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Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $550



Moon and Stars

Moon and Stars
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Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $490



Feminine and Masculine

Feminine and Masculine
Marita Kohl
Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $390



Water Bearer I

Water Bearer I
Marita Kohl
Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $320



Water Bearer II

Water Bearer II
Marita Kohl
Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $320



Light Vessel

Light Vessel
Marita Kohl
Handbuilt porcelain paperclay fired to 1280°c. $250



Everlasting

Everlasting
Marita Kohl
Slipcast porcelain and wire. $190



Habitat

Habitat
Marita Kohl
Mixed media and ceramic on board. $690



Transformation

Transformation
Marita Kohl
Acrylic and mixed media on board. $1800



Going on a Journey

Going on a Journey
Marita Kohl
Acrylic and mixed media on board. $1300



Soundless

Soundless
Marita Kohl
Mixed media on canvas. $490



Rose I

Rose I
Marita Kohl
Slipcast porcelain. $120



Rose II

Rose II
Marita Kohl
Slipcast porcelain. $120




The Cape Gallery Director Susanne Weiley

Cape Gallery

2 Lawson Street Byron Bay NSW 2481. Telephone 02 66 857659. Facsimile 02 66 809759.

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