Karin Gulbran



Red Spotted Cat (Hunting Theme), 2014
Red Spotted Cat (Hunting Theme), 2014
Stoneware, enamel
43,1 x 40,6 x 40,6 cm
17 x 16 x 16 in.

Fishbowl, 2015
Fishbowl, 2015
Stoneware, enamel
38,7 x 43,2 x 43,2 cm
15.25 x 17 x 17 in.

Encounter with Wild Board, 2015
Encounter with Wild Board, 2015
Stoneware, enamel
43,2 x 36,8 x 36,8 cm
17 x 14.5 x 14.5 in.

Cats Behind the Budding Branch, 2016
Cats Behind the Budding Branch, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
52,1 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm
20.5 x 17 x 17 in.

Chase Scene (Looking Back), 2016
Chase Scene (Looking Back), 2016
Stoneware, enamel
44,5 x 43,2 x 43,2 cm
17.5 x 17 x 17 in.

Chasing a Rabbit in the Rain, 2016
Chasing a Rabbit in the Rain, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
43,2 x 41,9 x 41,9 cm
17 x 16,5 x 16,5 in.

Sleepy Pelican, 2016
Sleepy Pelican, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
53,3 x 22,9 x 20,3 cm
21 x 9 x 8 in.

Fish with Budding Branches, 2016
Fish with Budding Branches, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
54,6 x 22,9 x 22,9 cm
21.5 x 9 x 9 in.

Anchovies and Sardines, 2016
Anchovies and Sardines, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
40,6 x 53,3 x 30,5 cm
16 x 21 x 12 in.

The Budding Branch, 2016
The Budding Branch, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
53 x 24,5 x 24 cm
20,9 x 9.7 x 9.5 in.

Big Head with Two Moons, 2016
Big Head with Two Moons, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
39 x 40 x 36 cm
15.4 x 15.8 x 14.2 in.

King Pelican, 2018
King Pelican, 2018
Glazed ceramic
76,2 x 40,6 x 30,5 cm
30 1/4 x 16 x 12 in

Yellow Bonnet Pelican, 2018
Yellow Bonnet Pelican, 2018
Glazed ceramic
71 x 38 x 28 cm
28 x 15 x 11 in




American, born 1967 in Seattle, WA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



Initially trained as a painter, Karin Gulbran turned her interests towards ceramics in the early stages of her professional life. Swiftly shifting from two to three dimensions, she built her own bridges between art and craft with the production of "functional" objects in which ornamentation dominates.

On irregularly hand-built pots and vases, Gulbran unfolds fantastic and figurative scenes, featuring wide-eyed animals, lush nature, and inhabited waters. Distorted around the circumference of the pieces, crawling on and around the bumps and hollows of the surface, her expressive bestiary advocates for her pictorial education. Recalling, expressionism, cartoons, and Middle-Age illustration Gulbran’s works seamlessly bind fine art and vernacular crafts.