Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard
Join us in welcoming Katherine Hackl for a lecture on her stunning vessel and tile work. Hackl recently moved to Boston from Lambertville, New Jersey where she has maintained her pottery and tile studio for over 20 years. She is currently a studio artist at Mudflat Studios, in addition to her ongoing studio work in New Jersey.
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Katherine Hackl began her ceramic studies in high school at George School in Newtown, PA. She then took a gap year for two separate apprenticeships with Byron Temple in Lambertville, NJ and with Suehiro Oshio in Nara, Japan. After graduating in 1992 from the University of Chicago with a History degree, she continued her ceramic studies with an apprenticeship at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, PA. Soon after completing that apprenticeship she was selected to do a public arts tile installation for the State House Annex in Trenton, NJ. Since that first project, Katherine has created many public and private tile installations, large and small, in a variety of mediums. Her work often has a narrative element that looks to anchor an installation with a sense of place and history. Some of these tile installations can be found at the Trenton Rail Station in Trenton, NJ. The Monroe Twp. Public Library. The State House Annex, in Trenton NJ. The Princeton Public Library. The Edison Rail Station, in Edison NJ. Nat Turner Park, in Newark, NJ.
Katherine’s second professional hat is her pottery work. This work continues the narrative, decorative ideas found in the tile work and has a strong focus on natural forms and motifs. Most of her pottery work is made to be functional in the home and delightful for the eye and hand. She continues to explore new techniques and materials to keep the process alive and exciting for both the maker and the user.