About

Amrita Karunaratne graduated from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.

She was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman pottery and went in search of finding ways to use terrasigillata in contemporary way. Her new work is thrown simple forms combining porcelain and terracotta. This new technique involves layering of slip many times and multiple firings. She wants to achieve a harmony between simple forms and this unconventional approach of terrasigillata firings.

Since 1997 she lives and works in the city Hoorn, The Netherlands.

Gallery

   

     Recent Work                     2015-2012

 

    

       2012-2005                     Before 2005

Exhibitions

 2015 | Aurora Art Gallery, Zuid-Scharwoude, The Netherlands

2015 | Work by Kunstuitleen Bergen, Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands

2015 | KCBeeldenBinnen 2, Kranenburgh Museum, Kunstcentrum Bergen, The Netherlands

2013 | Onder de leden, Kranenburgh Museum, Kunstcentrum Bergen, The Netherlands

2011 | De beste wensen, Kunstcentrum Bergen, The Netherlands

2011 | Salon van Nieuwe leden, Kunstcentrum Bergen, The Netherlands

2010 | ¨Het wintert¨, Kunstuitleen Bergen, The Netherlands

2009 | Open Ateliers Keramisten, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

2009 | Aankoopronde gemeente Hoorn, de Boterhal, The Netherlands

2009 | Noordholland Keramisten Groepsexpositie, Warmenhuizen, The Netherlands

2008 | Work by Kunstuitleen, Hoorn, The Netherlands

2008 | Work by ‘O wat mooi’ webwinkel en gallerie, Ooster-Laren, The Netherlands

2007 | Aankoopronde gemeente Hoorn, de Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands

2007 | Open Ateliers, Hoorn, The Netherlands

2004 | Expositie en veiling voor War Child, Kunstcentrum, Zaandam, The Netherlands

2003 | ‘Hoorn Koopt Kunst’, de Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands

2003 | Kunstuitleen Zaandam, The Netherlands

2002 | Kunstuitleen Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

2001 | La Grande Arche, la Defense, Paris, France

2001 | Ki Beau, Menaldum, The Netherlands

2001 | Gallery Anneé, Haarlem, The Netherlands

2000 | Gallery 1719, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

2000 | Gallery d’Eglantier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2000 | ‘Hoorn koopt kunst’, de Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands

1999 | Gallery ‘t Stokpaardje, Oudkarspel, The Netherlands

1999 | Kunstuitleen de Enkhuizer Waag, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

1999 | Gallery de Kapberg, Egmond, The Netherlands

1998 | Gallery Wim Zwijsen, Hoorn, The Netherlands

1998 | Kunstuitleen West-Friesland, Hoorn, The Netherlands

1998 | Gallery Le Pignon, Grootschermer, The Netherlands

1998 | ‘Hoorn koopt kunst, de Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands

1991 | National College Degree Show, Dublin, Ireland

1991 | Young Designer’s Show, Craft Council Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1990 | National College of Art, Diploma Show, Dublin, Ireland

1989 | Craft Potters Society, Dublin, Ireland

Publications

 

2015 | Kunstuitleen Kranenburgh | Kunstenaar Uitgelicht (October 2015)

2001 | Noordhollands Dagblad | ‘Hoornse Keramiste exposeert in zakenwijk Parijs’

2000 | Journal of the Craft Potter’s Society of Ireland | ‘Seeing is believing’ (Summer issue)

2000 | Noordhollands Dagblad | ‘Kunstexpo in Galerie 1719’

2000 | Echo, Amsterdam | ‘Van wasmachine kunst tot sensueel keramiek’

2000 | Alkmaars Weekblad | ‘Expositie van drie kunstenaars in Galerie 1719’

1990 | Irish Times by Brian Fallon | ‘Students learn to Conservatism’

 

Work Experience

2003 | Shared Studio- Philadelphia based ceramist Karen Aumann

1995 | Riverbend Pottery, Harare, Zimbabwe

1992 | Inverske Pottery, Donegal, Ireland

1991 | Rath Pottery, Dublin, Ireland

1990 | Kurt Pieber Studio, Oberwart, Austria

1989 | Stoober Ceramics, Austria