My usual medium is oil pastels on paper; for this exhibition, I have embraced the challenge of making and painting portraiture on ceramics. The portraits expand my previous body of work, ennobling people who spend their lives working with their hands."
Sculpture: Stoneware with gloss white glaze and colbolt.
Wall Piece: Stoneware, gloss white gloss glaze with blue gloss glaze.
Octopus Sculpture: W: 27.5cm across, H: 24cm
Wall Piece: 26cm
*all measurements are approximate
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about the artist
Nathan Karnovsky is a ceramic artist living and working in Perth, Western Australia.
Nathan was born in South Africa to a Danish-Lithuanian heritage. Being a 3rd generation artist, he has honed his skills in hand-building techniques under the guidance of his mother. Drawing from his background in fine art, Nathan seamlessly integrates his expertise in landscapes and portraits into crafting sculptural pieces. His creative process involves using glazes that are influenced by the rich history of ceramics.