Karin Hessenberg2018-09-17T16:47:47+00:00

Karin Hessenberg

I make sculptures in high-fired stoneware clay, mainly portraits, some of which are based on historical paintings. I also make unusual garden ornaments.

I make sculptures in high-fired stoneware clay, mainly portraits, some of which are based on historical paintings. I also make unusual garden ornaments.

My recent work has emerged from my growing interest in portrait sculpture. I have been inspired by the lavish detail of the clothing shown in Elizabethan and Jacobean paintings. While my smaller pieces are more about hats and clothes, the larger busts are a recreation in three dimensions of painted portraits. I enjoy the challenge of integrating texture and colour with sculpted form. I draw on a range of ceramic skills to create my pieces. All my work is made from high-fired stoneware with multiple glazes.

I also make large-scale ornamental objects for gardens, such as birdbaths, planters and lanterns.

Open days

  • Saturday 5th May
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday)

Studio location

72 Broomgrove Road

Sheffield

S10 2NA

About this studio

My studio is in a Victorian house with my kilns in a conservatory.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my art
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Artists’ workshops and tuition are available

Contact me as follows:

t: 0114 266 1610
m: 07732 125 395
w: www.karinhessenberg.co.uk
e: karinhessenberg@icloud.com