Katarina Wells grew up in Austria and moved to Australia in her early twenties. In 2000 she completed a studio ceramics course at Brookvale TAFE and have been exhibiting her work since 2007. Katarina is inspired by organic shapes and textures. She is a big collector of little treasures that she comes across on her walks, like seedpods, rocks, and flowers. The rough textured surface results from the use of coarse stoneware clays. Some of the vases are treated with oxides or porcelain slip only to preserve the tactile quality of the clay, however the use of a sealant ensures functionality