the echora gallery
At our flagship store in Murwillumbah, NSW you will be immersed in a revolving collection of pieces from regional artisans.
Our instore gallery currently showcases inspiring art and ceramics from artist Karin Cutler, and ceramacist Jacqui Sosnowski. Their art is available to purchase instore and online.
Mixed media painter Karin Cutler creates richly textured abstract paintings as well as moody, tactile minimalistic still life paintings with subtle tone, layering and intrigue. Influenced by her Scandinavian background she enjoys a neutral and muted palette. She is inspired by the natural environment, decay and weathering, music and emotions.
“My process is organic in nature and involves building up and scraping back, using a variety of tools and mediums including natural pigments and textures. I embrace imperfections; weathered and old rather than shiny and new, is infinitely more intriguing to me. With an experimental attitude, I allow for spontaneity and emotion to guide me and invite the viewer to add their own meaning. I am on a never-ending journey to find new ways to express myself on the canvas with emotion and authenticity”.
In private collections in Australia, US, South Africa, Sweden and Hong Kong. Based in Belbora on the mid coast of NSW.
Jacqui Sosnowski is a retired university tutor, marketing professional and now, a full-time ceramicist. She is fascinated by the raku technique, and in particular, obvara, which is an ancient Baltic surface treatment which uses only natural ingredients. All work is stoneware bisque fired to 1000C and then Obvara or raku fired in Jacqui’s raku kiln. Jacqui is very involved in the local ceramic community being Vice President of North Coast Ceramics and the co-ordinator of the last four annual Mud Trail events.Jacqui has an Advanced Diploma in Ceramics and works from her Studio in Mullumbimby. She can be found at www.sosceramics.com and on Instagram@jacquisos