Karina Bates

Horus Eye Pottery

Functional stoneware pottery influenced by medieval designs and shapes.

This artist is number 9 on the Studio Tour map.

Tour Location

105 Beaver Rd.
Omemee, Ontario

Directions: Beaver Rd between Heights and Sturgeon Roads, north side. Look for windmill & tall barn.

Artist Statement

Karina (Horus Eye Pottery) has been an active potter for over 15 years. Her work is strongly influenced by medieval, and especially middle eastern designs and ornamentation. She also very much enjoys making reproduction pottery for the re-enactment community.

In 2016, Karina participated in the Fusion Mentorship program under Michelle Mendlowitz, and in 2018, she travelled to Icheon, Korea with 5 other members of the Guild, to learn techniques from Korean pottery masters. Also in 2018, Karina was accepted into the KPG Juried show at the Peterborough Art Gallery and was honoured to win the Design Award from Angelo di Petta. Karina regularly teaches both beginner and advanced classes at the Kawartha Potters Guild and you can find Karina’s work in their Pottery Shop (both in person and online). When she is not in her pottery studio, Karina knits, gardens, wanders her property taking photographs, reads extensively, and plays music when the opportunity arises.

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