Group and personal Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS (Selection)

2018“Primedicopertina”, Pinacoteca Comunale, Faenza, Italy
“La ceramica in Circolo”, Palazzo delle Espositioni, Faenza, Italy
“Porzellanbiennale”, Meissen, Germany
“XXIV Concorso di Ceramica Mediterranea”, Grottaglie, Italy
“Galleria dell’Artigianato”, Mostra dell’Artigianato, Florence, Italy
“Tra Vasi ovvero Vasi Comunicanti”, Parco dell’Abbadia Nuova, Siena, Italy
“VII Bienal Internacional de Cerámica de Marratxi”, Spain
2017“15th International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics”, Zaragoza, Spain
“Cluj Ceramics Biennale”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
“XXXIX Concorso Int. della Ceramica d’Arte città di Gualdo Tadino”,
Gualdo Tadino, Italy
“XXIV Concorso di Ceramica Mediterranea”, Grottaglie, Italy
“Contenuti”, Parco dell’Abbadia, Siena, Italy
“XIII Bienal de Cerámica Artística” Aveiro, Portugal
“XXI Concurso de Cerámica Ciudad de Valladolid”, Spain
2016“Il Crawling”- Ceramic&Colours Award, Faenza, Italy
“CUBE – compressi”, Faenza, Rome and Torgiano, Italy
“Martinsons Award”, Latvia International Ceramics Biennale
“Terre Condivise”, Parco dell’Abbadia, Siena, Italy
2015“Cluj Ceramics Biennale”, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
“Urne”, Vallauris Institute of Arts, Vallauris, France
“Ciudad de Talavera”, 7° Bienal Internacional de Cerámica,Talavera, Spain
“III Internazional Triennial of Ceramics UNICUM 2015”, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014“Zani e Amici”, Valbonne, France
“XXI Concorso di Ceramica Mediterranea”, Grottaglie, Italy
“Keramik Europas”, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany
“Galleria dell’Artigianato”, Mostra dell’Artigianato, Florence, Italy
“Bienal Internacional de Cerámica de Marratxi”, Spain
2013“Arte Ceramica oggi in Italia”, Villa Necchi, Milano, Italy
“La Galleria dell’Artigianato”, Milano, Italy
“Rakulago”, Varese, Italy
“Rakutraedet”, Stockholm, Sweden
“Galleria dell’Artigianato”, Mostra dell’Artigianato, Florence, Italy
2012"The Cone Box Show”, Lawrence, USA
“A Milano c’è il mare”, Spazio Nibe, Milan, Italy
“I Rakuriosi”, Faenza, Italy
“Sags‘ mit Blumen”, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
“8° Rassegna Internazionale per artisti ceramisti contemporanei”, Albissola Marina, Italy
“Bienal Internacional de Cerámica de Marratxi”, Spain
2011“International Ceramics Festival”, Aberystwyth, Wales
“I Rakuriosi”, Galleria 51, Roma, Italy
2010 “Il Cachepot”, Lodi, Italy
2008"La forma della terra”, Fiesole, Italy
2006-2010“Direzioni Contemporanee”, Montelupo, Italy
 

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2018“Ceramic Connections”, (bipersonal) Casa Cajani, Gualdo Tadino, Italy
2016“Kyoto - Firenze Twining”, Gallery Kyoto Ceramic Association, Kyoto, Japan
2015“Karin Putsch-Grassi”, Gallery Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
2014“Terre Lavorate”, Museo della Civiltà Contadina, Figline Valdarno, Italy
2013“Art with Flame”, Gallery, Pszsyna, Poland
2012 “BACKSTEIN-terracotta”, Backstubengalerie, Wuppertal, Germany
2010“Arte della Fusione”, Figline Valdarno, Italy
2009“Arte Culinaria in Ceramica”, Ristorante Enoteca dell’Acqua, Reggello, Italy

Karin Putsch-Grassi was born in Germany in 1960. She did her apprenticeship in Albrecht Kiedaisch’s Ceramics studio in Tübingen. In 1982 she went to Florence, where she earned a “Maestro d’Arte” diploma at the “Istituto d’Arte” under the ceramicists Salvatore and Stefano Cipolla

She realised her first ceramics in her own studio, where she experimented with local clays, glazes and firings. To this end, she built various wood-burning kilns that were always more sophisticated in their structure and dimensions. After attending several workshops given by John Colbeck, in 1989 she moved to London for a year and took a diploma in ceramic art at the Goldsmiths’ College. She then moved back to Tuscany, where the birth of her three children inspired her to undertake an enthusiastic teaching career.

She has participated in various seminars all over Europe, where she has been able to explore always more innovative techniques under the Master Ceramicists Takeshi Yasuda, Ruthanne Tudball, Wally Keeler, and Daphene Corregan.

Karin Putsch-Grassi’s works have been displayed at numerous exhibitions and museums throughout Europe. Moreover, they have also found a highly-appreciated place in private collections.

EDUCATION

1960Born in Wuppertal , Germany
1981Apprenticeship in the ceramic studio of Albrecht Kidaisch, Tübingen, Germany
1983–1986Master degree “Maestro d’Arte” in ceramics, “Istituto d’Arte Florence”, Italy
1986Set up own ceramic studio in Figline Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy
1989/1990Post graduate diploma in ceramics, “Goldsmiths College London”, University of London
1993Opened the “Arte Ceramica” studio in Reggello, Tuscany, Italy