The moment we spied Austin-based artist Kara Pendl's work, we knew she was creating incredibly special pieces with some seriously good vibes. Each piece is handmade over the course of several days in a multi-step process, inspired by the color palette of her natural surroundings, and is intended to elevate your every day life.
Karacotta Ceramics works to bridge the gap between ‘aspirational’ and ‘possible’. I believe that a beautiful space cultivates creativity and a richer life experience, and that everyone deserves to live and work in a space they truly adore. I create one-of-a-kind, functional, ceramic art pieces for everyday living. Each line is created with intention, and each piece is handmade in Austin using a multi-step process over the course of many days. It ensures no two pieces are created exactly the same, with slight variations in shape, size and glaze. I value craftsmanship over production quantity, and within that value, work very hard to ensure wholesale orders get shipped as quickly as possible! We scratch-make our tools, clay-bodies, and glazes, or curate them locally from the very best. Always inspired by nature, I incorporates organic elements and natural processes into the work. Karacotta represents ‘everyday beauty’, encouraging folks to truly love the physical items they bring into their homes. The business itself reaches community in a different way: the art we sell is the conduit for exploring and communicating bigger concepts, like sustainable business practices, artistic collaboration, and scholarships for young women. We give back to the local community via donations to non-profit fundraisers, and sponsoring scholarships for youth programs like the Girls Empowerment Network.