Thank you, Beth Katleman, for hosting my class yesterday and for making this visit an extraordinary design experience. Brooklyn-based sculptor, Katleman has worked in porcelain in a way nobody has ever done, creating assemblages, or installations of fantastic white figurines and foliage in the spirit of 18th-century decorative arts. While her inspiration is rooted
in Rococo wallpapers and tiles, her work brings to life a special moment, when Europeans discovered the secret formula of creating porcelain for the first time. The arrangements of the pieces on the walls is what distinguishes Katleman’s work, which is typically done in white on either white or turquoise background. Her largest installation, entitled “Folly” is installed at Dior boutique in Hong Kong.