One-of-a-kind tall flower vase, hand-made by ceramicist artist Mariette Groen. It stands 12 inches high and is decorated with two tulips. Glazed inside and outside.
CATTO Design Studio is based in Brooklyn, NY, and was set up by Dutch artist Mariette Groen. CATTO’s style influences stem from daily life in New York, the artist’s Dutch roots, and extensive time spent in India, Italy, and London.
The ceramic pieces are mostly hand-built, sometimes wheel-thrown, or a combination of both. A wide variation of clays, glazes, and kiln temperatures are used. Experimentation and fluidity of process and design are fundamental to her work.
“When I work, one thing leads to another. It’s very organic, and pieces are always unique. I don’t always know what the result will look like when I start. You open the kiln, and there is a big surprise; I love that”.
In her ever-evolving style, the artist is always trying to convey the beauty and a certain airiness, as well as something unexpected, perhaps giving it a sense of humor.
CATTO’s pieces are not only decorative but also functional. This is a determined choice.
“When I create, I imagine the possible function of a piece, something that is cherished on a daily basis.”