Karin Bablok

Interplay of inside and outside

2010ca. 40 x 20 x 20 cm
Cylinders of white and coloured porcelain are thrown on the wheel, assembeled and vertically cut in order to reassembel them. Reduction firing at 1300°C

Karin Bablok


The thrown vessels as functional ware as well as a means of expression is my theme. Fiddely requirements challenge me. Fullfilling them takes all my concentration, which allows me to escape in my inner world.

Up to now I`ve combined tediously the inner with the outer of the razor-thin vessel with acurately drawn black lines. Right now I work the very same with white and coloured porcelain.

Rings of different colours are thrown in exactly the same diameter, then they are combined to one cylindre, which I cut vertically in order to reassemble this one with others.

Multilayered vessels of soft colours with an interplay of the walls come into existence, that raise new questions upon the relationship between the inside and the outside.


2010Diploma of Fine Arts/Ceramic, University of applied arts Koblenz
2008Guestprofessor at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
2005Member of the International Academy for Ceramic and the Gruppe 83
1992-95gratuated the Institut of Ceramic Art, Höhr-Grenzhausen
1985-92Apprentice as a potter, workexperience in Germany, Ireland and USA


2005Erster Preis, Internationale Keramiktage Oldenburg
2004Judge`s Special Award, International Ceramic Contest, Mashiko, Japan
2003Justus-Brinckmann Prize, Museum of Art and Craft, Hamburg
2002Auguste-Papendieck Prize, Bremen
1999Bronze Medal, World Ceramic Exposition, Korea


Museums of Art and Craft: Berlin, Hamburg, Gera, Leipzig

Collection Egner, Köln, in: Diozösan Kolumba Museum, Köln and Pinakothek

Museum of Modern Art, Munich

City of Offenburg and City of Gennep, Netherlands

Seto City Culture Center, Japan

Icheon World CeramicCenter, South Korea