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
16.93 x 15.75 x 15.75 in

Encounter with Wild Board, 2015
Encounter with Wild Board, 2015
Stoneware, enamel
43,2 x 36,8 x 36,8 cm
16.93 x 14.17 x 14.17 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
16.93 x 16.14 x 16.14 in

Fishbowl, 2015
Fishbowl, 2015
Stoneware, enamel
38,7 x 43,2 x 43,2 cm
14.96 x 16.93 x 16.93 in

Anchovies and Sardines, 2016
Anchovies and Sardines, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
40,6 x 53,3 x 30,5 cm
15.75 x 20.87 x 11.81 in

Cats Behind the Budding Branch, 2016
Cats Behind the Budding Branch, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
52,1 x 43,2 x 43,2 cm
20.47 x 16.93 x 16.93 in

Pelican (baby blue), 2015
Pelican (baby blue), 2015
Stoneware, enamel
53,5 x 23 x 23 cm
20.87 x 9.06 x 9.06 in

Sleepy Pelican, 2016
Sleepy Pelican, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
53,3 x 22,9 x 20,3 cm
20.87 x 8.66 x 7.87 in

Fishbowl with Snail, 2018
Fishbowl with Snail, 2018
Glazed ceramic
43 x 45,5 x 45,5 cm
16.93 x 17.72 x 17.72 in

Fishbowl with Shark, 2018
Fishbowl with Shark, 2018
Glazed ceramic
35,5 x 48,5 x 29 cm
13.78 x 18.9 x 11.42 in

King Pelican, 2018
King Pelican, 2018
Glazed ceramic
76,2 x 40,6 x 30,5 cm
29.92 x 15.75 x 11.81 in

Banded Pelican with Flower Eyes, 2018
Banded Pelican with Flower Eyes, 2018
Glazed ceramic
71 x 38 x 28 cm
27.95 x 14.96 x 11.02 in

Yellow Bonnet Pelican, 2018
Yellow Bonnet Pelican, 2018
Glazed ceramic
71 x 38 x 28 cm
27.95 x 14.96 x 11.02 in

Singing Bird, 2018
Singing Bird, 2018
Glazed ceramic
60 x 33 x 30,5 cm
23.62 x 12.99 x 11.81 in

Pelican With a Crown, 2018
Pelican With a Crown, 2018
Glazed ceramic
56 x 38 x 24 cm
22.05 x 14.96 x 9.45 in

Big Head with Two Moons, 2016
Big Head with Two Moons, 2016
Stoneware, enamel
39 x 40 x 36 cm
15.35 x 15.75 x 14.17 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.