Katalin Messing is an artist and illustrator working in clay in Boulder, CO.
Katalin was raised in Budapest Hungary where she attended the art academy studying painting. Before her program was complete, she moved to Israel at age 26 where she completed a degree in graphic design and illustration. In 1995, Katalin won a national competition in stamp design. Her stamps were distributed in Israel.
She started her career working as an illustrator for children’s books. Before moving to the U.S., she spent time in Germany and Holland following her husband’s postdoctoral positions and raising their three children.
In 2002, Katalin moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where she studied printmaking. Her prints were represented by Gallery 113 and Gallery Los Olivos. She participated in numerous group shows as well as a solo show in 2007.
In 2009, Katalin moved to Boulder, CO, where she began working with clay. After exploring different clay bodies and firing methods, she turned her focus toward working with porcelain fired in oxidation, and started exploring soda firing.
Katalin enjoys incorporating illustrations in hand-thrown functional pieces. Each piece tells a story; her intention is for each to be a small work of art for everyday use. She spends most of her time making functional and sculptural work at the Boulder Potters Guild, where she is a member.
“I feel privileged to continue my journey throughout the secret language of art.”
Kati can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org