“Being a self-taught ceramicist from a very young age has given me a rare freedom to create by intuition and observation. I’ve been able to explore the possibilities and limits of the materials without prejudice, judging by experience and following instinct.
Digging my own clay, processing rocks and plants for glazing, and firing the pots in a wood-kiln is my way to touch the essential sensitivity of wild beauty.”
Shapes are deeply rooted in tradition, in ancient ceramics: simple and uneven forms thrown on a kick wheel, with a link to functionality and the primitive use of ceramics.
The pots are fired continuously for days and nights, during which they are coated with volatilised melted ash, thick crusts develop, stones melt and surfaces crack. The natural process overlaps human creation.
The result is part of it’s surroundings: the mountains around Barcelona, among deep, dense beech forests, near the bright, blue Mediterranean Sea.
On the other hand, Caterina Roma works with admired worldwide Limoges porcelain. It is a very pure, soft and delicate material for tableware. Extremely white, its rarely worked by hand due to its technical complexity, but for these pieces the procedural is completely handmade, so each one is unique.
The smooth surface of porcelain is a perfect ally to crystalline structures, deep and unrepeatable, that have the look of a frozen flower garden or suspended galaxies.
2019 COLLECT Art Fair
2018 Collective Exhibition. Galeria Rubén Torres (Barcelona, Spain)
2018 Solo exhibition. Tk Gallery. Tokyo (Japan)
2018 Solo exhibition. TK Gallery. Osaka (Japan)
2017 Swab Art Fair
2016 Fireworks. Solo exhibition. It Reminds me of Something (Barcelona, Spain)
2016 Útilment. Collective exhibition. Catalonia Craft Centre (Barcelona, Spain)
2016 Du Bol. Collective exhibition. Alliages Gallery (Lille, France)
2015 Urne. Collective exhibition. Vallauris Institute of Arts (Vallauris, France)
2014 Selected “Emerging artist 2014” by the magazine Ceramics Monthly (USA)
2012 El bol. Collective exhibition. Barcelona Ceramic Museum, Palau de Pedralbes.(Barcelona, Spain)