Art October, 22 2009

Kristen Coelho Ceramics

Kristen Coelho works in porcelain producing simple forms with subtle abstract glazing. Having trained in Adelaide, Australia, Coelho moved to London in the early 1990s. There she became fascinated by the history and tradition of British Art Pottery. This interest spilled into an exploration of late 19th-century enamel wares, which spurred her own experimentation with surfaces. Since returning to Australia in 1998, Coelho has become a lecturer in Ceramics at the University of South Australia.

She is represented by Matin, a gallery specializing in contemporary art and craft. (via Curated).

More examples of Coelho’s brilliantly simple production after the jump.

Ginger Jar

Detail, Vase

Bottle and Cup