| Fate and a swan. |


I recently started obsessing over antique porcelain swans. I don't know why, but I was set on collecting them from various second hand markets. I told my aunt about it and she told me that my late grandmother also collected swans. I got goosebumps. She gave me the only swan she had left from her collection and to my shock, it was the same antique swan I had first bought from a market. It was fate. I signed up for classes with the ceramicist Tania Babb so that I could make my own swans...

It was a cold and rainy night. The rain was pouring down so hard I could hardly see as I drove. I parked my car next to the old wooden door leading to my first porcelain class. I stepped out into a murky puddle of water which soaked through my shoes and socks.

Once inside Tania gave me a hot cup of tea and homemade biscuits. We laid out my wet shoes and socks by the heater to dry.

I was given porcelain clay and started sculpting while listen to Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy.

I started creating my own sculptures...

The Swan.

| Art Deco |

The Milk Jug

| Scandinavian |

Christmas Tags

| Ink ingrained into porcelain. |


Adam & Eve

| Biblical |

The Stag

| Nature |

The Christmas Reindeer

| Christmas |

The Jewellery Holder

| Marble |

The Tea Cup

| Breakfast |

IT HAS SPOKEN TO MY HEART. www.matannakatz.com Instagram: matannakatz

Each piece has been a beautiful form of meditation for my soul. And to think it all started from a porcelain swan...

  • mysuburbanfarm

    Totally in love with your creativity! Nice to meet you! XπŸ™‹πŸΌ

  • MatannaKatz

    @mysuburbanfarm thank you so much!! I really appreciate your kind words. It's lovely to meet you too! I have seen your work a lot and find it and you so inspirational! 😊 Your photographs are just exquisite!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Hope you have the loveliest day! xoxo

  • mysuburbanfarm

    Well that's the nicest compliment ever! Too kind and I'm just always so excited to find other creatives that inspire me! This story has just urged me to start pottery again, I've been trying to get around to it and have made enquiries but this is the push I need! Lovely to meet you I'm so looking forward to more of your stories πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΌXX

  • MatannaKatz

    @mysuburbanfarm oh my word! That just makes me so incredibly happy!!! πŸ˜„ I am so humbled and honored that you found inspiration in my work! It means so much! πŸ˜„ Thank you! And I cannot wait to see more of your stories too! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ» xox

  • mysuburbanfarm

    Oh and I was meaning to add, I just can't believe the story behind your swans, the whole grandmother thing...just incredible it gave me goosebumps too!! X😊

  • MatannaKatz

    @mysuburbanfarm aww thank you!! πŸ˜„πŸ™ˆ Ya! It was so weird! And I had absolutely no idea!! It still fascinates me, and I'm just so happy that it could drive me into using a creative medium that brings me such joy. πŸ˜„πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  • mysuburbanfarm

    It's truly incredible πŸ™ŒπŸΌ x

  • MatannaKatz

    @mysuburbanfarm thank youuu! πŸ˜„πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

  • ByunMisty

    Oohh I love your story especially those porcelains you made. Hoping I can also make one in the future. 😊

  • ninagraceless

    Beautiful work!

  • MatannaKatz

    @ByunMisty @ninagraceless Aww! Thank you so much!! πŸ˜„ I really appreciate your kind words! Made my day! 😊🌸

  • ByunMisty

    Welcome. You deserve those appreciations anyway. 😊

  • copperline

    Such beautiful work! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  • MatannaKatz

    @copperline thank you so much! 😊

  • melkatmac

    Fabulous! Great work for someone so new at this beautiful ancient art. I have been a potter/ ceramicist for about 18 years now, and it's still as exciting as the first day I started. Keep it up - your pieces are exquisite!

  • MatannaKatz

    @melkatmac really Mel? I didn't know that! πŸ˜±πŸ™ŒπŸ» What a lovely surprise to find out about you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words and positive support. It means a lot. I hope you are having the most lovely holiday, and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Lots of love! XoxoxπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  • dromelot

    Such beautiful work...and the story behind, so lovely!

  • MatannaKatz

    @dromelot thank you so much! Such a humbling compliment from some one as talented as you! 😊🌿