Hepsibah Gallery – Suzanne Katkhuda
Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November
Hepsibah Gallery, 112 Brackenbury Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 0BD
An exhibition of the work of Suzanne Katkhuda.
After studying Life Drawing at Academie Julien in Paris, Suzanne Katkhuda eventually decided to study ceramics at evening classes and started making ceramic necklaces which she sold to Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Harrods which soon began selling in Europe and the States. This led her to make hand painted slipped earthenware plates and tableware which she began in a small studio in Northamptonshire and ended up with two factories in Stoke on Trent and Northamptonshire, employing 35 people. She had a huge commission from the Royal Academy to design and make ceramics to accompany their “Fauve” exhibition in l991. This led to commissions from the Royal Opera house and several prestigious individuals. She was runner up for Women into Business in l995 and continued designing ceramics for several years but has always kept her Studio in West London where she works on special commissions today and enjoys making one off unusual colourful pieces, all her work is hand painted. There are 5 pieces of her work in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s permanent ceramic collection.