karoArt * the clay fable in a small, Dublin based- ceramic studio where beautifully coloured, illustrated and tactile ceramics are made in a fully handmade process.
The brand was established in 2011 by Karo (Karolina Grudniewska).
She is a self-taught ceramicist who developed her skill and style though continuous practice and experimentation, with lots of trial and error involved.
Her style of work is defined by basic forms and blocks of colour paired with illustrative decorations of whimsical and naïve quality. There is a certain narrative to Karo’s work that is hugely inspired by fables, myths, and magical realism. Her pieces have a spark of magic and connect the real and the imaginary worlds.
Her work is often slightly imperfect, wonky, the illustrations ragged and hasty, leaving no doubt that each piece is made by hand with some of the emotions and characteristics of the maker transferred onto clay in the process.