Handmade pottery, functional Ceramic

Kopavogur, Iceland · 47 Sales

Announcement   Welcome to my ceramic shop! I make handmade ceramic applied art inspired by the Viking age, Nordic Mythology and the Old Norse Saga.


Last updated on Aug 7, 2016

Welcome to my ceramic shop! I make handmade ceramic applied art inspired by the Viking age, Nordic Mythology and the Old Norse Saga.

Katrin V. Karlsdottir

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Katrin V. Karlsdottir


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From mud to mug

Hi and welcome to my shop!

My name is Katrin Valgerdur Karlsdottir and my artistic name, "Kvalka" is made from the first few letters of each of my names.

My workshop is in my home. I´m the only one working there, doing all the work myself and enjoying it.

I change mud to mugs as a potterymaker.
I graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001 and was by then already turning forty. I took my time to get to the place where I belong, experienced a lot on the way and have more to explore.

I graduated from Iceland University of Education as a young woman and have been teaching 5 year olds in kindergarten during the wintertime, along with making pottery in my studio.

I also learned woodcarving and worked many years teaching it and you can clearly see the impact of that in my ceramics.

I´m from Iceland, a descendant from the vikings and can feel their spirit in my soul. When summer arrives I step into my viking gown and travel around my country introducing my art and the viking lifestyle.

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