Lisa Katzenstein trained in ceramics at the Central School of Art and then continued her studies at the Royal College of Art. After that she had her own business as a tableware designer. It was in the late 90s that she decided to make her own hand-made ceramics specializing in the "maolica technique". A technique where the potter paints directly onto the dry surface of the glaze beffore firing the pot. It's an old technique used all over Europe and it has different names depending on where it was made, Maolica in Spain and Delft in Holland. Lisa grew up with this type of ceramics while living in Rome as a small child and this has given her a long lasting love of pattern and colour. She has developed her own variations on the technique, using wax resist and layering of colours to produce a unique effect.
If a "weed is a plant in the wrong place," my vases are a home to them. I'm a ceramicist who hand paints my vases and bowls in a vivid palette. A 21st Century approach to flora.