I had a fun teacher in high school, and we went on a ceramics camp to Torquay and fired sculptures we had made from ceramic in a rubbish bin kiln...like a caveman I am fascinated by fire.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Anywhere. Reading about the adventures of Shackleton, watching ads for lady razors, Arts Project Australia (where I work), New Zealand pop music, travel, friends, family, monkeys...
How would you describe your aesthetic?
Pop, bright, shiny, fun.
Tell us a bit about your studio. Do you work alone? Share your space?
At the moment I work at Northcote Pottery, which has great light and lots of people going through the space for classes, kiln firing and supplies, giving the space a good creative flow! I have wallpapered the door and made a small arrangement in the window looking in. It is tiny though, I need more room!!
As a ceramicist do you have a favourite mug you have you sip your morning tea/coffee out of?
I wish I did. I feel somewhat ashamed to tell you the truth!
What’s next for Katie Jacobs? Travel? New work? Inspirations? Etc…
I am relocating to the US to study my Masters in Ceramics at Indiana University, working as a technician/Graduate Assistant in the studio. I can't wait!! I plan to come back in 3 years with renewed energy, fresh ideas and hopefully the words to prove it!
Breathing Colours Gallery, located at 446 Darling Street Balmain, showcases a new exhibition every two weeks.
Here you will find both group and solo shows in a variety of media from contemporary jewellery and objects through to large scale sculptures, paintings and prints.
Alongside the gallery, our permanent retail space showcases over 50 of our favourite Australian artists, designers and makers. Buy an original artwork from our extensive display, commission a unique piece from one of our many artists, or simply have a browse and enjoy the creative atmosphere .