Katriona Drijber creates functional pottery focused on combining pattern swatches with animal imagery. She has multiple bodies of work that explore form and surface in depth using midrange, electric fired red stoneware with white slip and soda fired porcelain. Recently, her work has made a shift towards investigating women’s work and it’s intersection with craft. The combination of animals, fabric, and embroidery pattern allows the user to create their own associations and stories about the work.
Drijber explains her inspiration, “Ceramics and textiles, with their evocation of the domestic, mesh together in a beautiful way and provide me with endless potential for new and interesting work”
Drijber has spent time in many ceramic programs and received her BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2014. After graduating, Drijber held a summer residency position at the Archie Bray in Helena, Montana. She currently lives and works in Coleman, Alberta, Canada.