Karin Zur is a multi-faceted Israeli ceramics artist. Born in Russia in 1960, she immigrated with her family to Israel in 1972. Zur graduated from the Margoshilsky School of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv in 1983, where she studied painting and sculpture, and went on to study fashion. After completing her studies, Zur worked for several of Israel’s most well-known fashion houses. In 1992, she began studying ceramics at the studio of Jorge Karelik, and opened her own ceramics studio in Jaffa’s Flea Market District in 1995. In addition to her own work, Zur has been a teacher and mentor for many emerging ceramic artists in Israel.
In 2006, Zur began exhibiting her ceramic sculptures, and has contributed works to international exhibitions around the world. Zur continues to expand her artistry, developing a distinct technique that integrates the art of pottery wheel construction with delicately sculpted, handcrafted objects. She specializes in housewares, transforming mundane objects into works of art by means of her unique shapes, textures, and colors, infused by her signature gold and silver lustre glazes. Her creations have been sold in many of Tel Aviv’s most renowned ceramics shops.
2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (to be held).
2020 the 9th biennale for Israeli Ceramics (to be held).
2019 Nox gallery
2019 Lime Green World, solo exhibition Periscope gallery Tel-Aviv.
2018 “in between” Periscope gallery Tel-Aviv
2017 Fresh Paint Art Fair No. 9, Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2016 Wet-Fired: The Eighth Biennale of Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Curator: Dr. Eran Erlich.
2013 Imprinting on Clay: The Seventh Biennale of Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Curator: Anat Gatenio.
2012 The Third Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennal Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
2009 Without Boundaries, Chelsea Gallery, London, England.
2008 Clay, Sensation: The Fifth Biennale of Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Curator: Hagai Segev.