Karina Klages works primarily in ceramic, with a practice that also encompasses sculpture, photography and design. This form of working creates a visual and conceptual line between mediums and processes. Clay played an early role in her life, but only intensified as her medium at a later point in time. Klages studied communication design in Hanover, Germany. She experiences sculpting with clay as a release on various levels. Her work is based on the symbiosis of perfection and imperfection of nature, on raw, changing surfaces and hidden beauty. Japanese ceramic art, especially teaware, is another intense source of inspiration. The surfaces of wood-firing pieces reveal a depth, richness of detail and beauty that can be found in paintings or dance.