KARINA ELIZABETH GARETT
At the age of 16 I had my first experience with clay, and coincidentally I visited a Museum where I saw Pre-Columbian pottery. I fell in love with the shapes, the finish, the designs. This led me to study Archeology, which allows me to make sense of these pieces within their cultural and creative context. Currently I run Casa de Yokavil – Catamarca, the Studio located in the northern region of the country offers artist residencies. The project aims to research and teach traditional techniques. I make replicas of archaeological pieces and new creations inspired by ceramics, rock art and sculpture from ancient America.
I have been working in this way because it allows me to be in direct contact with the countryside around me, as I gather and prepare its clays, using my hands as my only tools, and then supervising the firing experience. Each piece is a new challenge, a new learning. This everyday contact with clay grounds me, bringing a sense of respect for Nature and its infinite creative possibilities.
Graduated in Anthropology with Archaeological Orientation in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museo di Argento and independent ceramist.
She devoted herself to the research, practice, and teaching of ceramic techniques originating from America (traditional and archaeological). Her personal work is contemporary and is inspired by the rock art, ceramics and sculpture of the ancient cultures of America. She has held seminars and workshops in Argentina and Uruguay and has participated as an exhibitor in more than 40 national and international fairs, competitions and fairs. Awards: received the mention for
Cultural Identity ", II International Contemporary Mosaic Competition, Buenos Aires (2005), 1st Prize at the National Exhibition of Creativity and Artesanal Design in Berazategui, Argentina (years 2013, 2014); Special Mention of the Jury at the Exhibition Annual International of the Argentine Center of Ceramic Art (2013); 1st Prize National Craft Competition National Fund of Arts, Buenos Aires (2015). In 2016 she was convened as a guest ceramist at the “12th International Symposium on Ceramics of Avellaneda”, held at the Municipal Institute of Ceramics “Emilio Villafañe”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Laureata in Antropologia con Orientamento Archeologico nella facoltà di Scienze Naturali e Museo di Argento e ceramista indipendente. Si è dedicata alla ricerca, pratica e insegnamento delle tecniche ceramiche originarie dell’America (tradizionali e archeologiche). Il suo lavoro personale è contemporaneo e si ispira all’arte rupestre, alla ceramica e alla scultura delle antiche culture d’America. Ha tenuto seminari e workshop in Argentina e Uruguay e ha partecipato come espositore a più di 40 fiere mostre e concorsi a livello nazionale e internazionale. Premi ottenuti: menzione per Identità culturale”, II Concorso Internazionale di Mosaico Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires (2005), 1 ° Premio al Salone Nazionale della creatività e del Design Artigianale di Berazategui, Argentina (anni 2013, 2014); Menzione Speciale della Giuria alla Mostra Internazionale Annuale del Centro Argentino di Arte Ceramica (2013); 1 ° Premio Concorso nazionale di artigianato Fondo nazionale delle arti, Buenos Aires (2015). Nel 2016 è stata convocata come ceramista ospite al “12 ° Simposio Internazionale sulla Ceramica di Avellaneda”, tenutosi presso l’Istituto Municipale di Ceramica “Emilio Villafañe”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.