Karin Bablok was born in Donauwörth in Germany in 1964 and is one of the most important German ceramic artists of her generation. Despite her young age she already achieved wide recognition, with several international awards and works in important public collections in Germany , The Netherlands and Japan .
Bablok's work is very recognizable – she works in porcelain and decorates with black basalt glaze either inlaid or brushed on. The forms are thrown on the wheel and when leather hard, cut into pieces and assembled again in order to obtain different curves and edges. This divides the vessel into various sides and makes it appear differently depending on the point of view. The decoration is as important as the shape itself. The black lines echo the shape of the form combining the inside with the outside in a way that is both constructing and deconstructing. New spaces and images arise as the viewer turns the object.