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Katja Stelz

Katja Stelz Weaver
Contact
German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 15736402259
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Weaving infinite possibilities

  • • Katja works with traditional weaving techniques
  • • She has a graphic contemporary aesthetic
  • • She received the Bavarian State Prize 2019

During her mostly listless time at school, the young Katja Stelz was increasingly drawn by the idea of 'thinking with her hands'. It was “the thrill of working concretely” driven by “the urge to experience the process of manifestation, when an abstract idea is transformed into a tangible object”, that finally led her down the path of becoming an artisan. A three-year apprenticeship, during which she learnt and practised the craft of a weaver, was followed by textile design studies. Today, with almost 40 years of experience, Katja's works are characterised by excellence. Inspired by colours, structures and rhythms in architecture and nature, she creates works of sublime aesthetic and material quality.

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Works

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Rug – Square

Katja hand wove this wool and goat hair rug using the double-cloth weave technique. The rug is double faced and has a black and white stripe design.

Photo: © Max Reinhard
Throw – Fram

Katja used pure wool twill for this thick handwoven blanket. The coloured geometric patterns with stripes and blocks are her own design.

Length 150 cm
Width 210 cm

Photo: © Max Reinhard
Rug – Burton

Katja hand wove this wool and goat hair rug using the double-cloth weave technique. The rug is double-faced and has a black and white stripe design.

Length 140 cm
Width 220 cm

Photo: © Max Reinhard
Throw – Shackleton

Katja used pure wool twill for this thick handwoven blanket. The intricate coloured patterns inspired by the polar sea are her own design.

Length 150 cm
Width 210 cm

Photo: © Max Reinhard
Throw – Highland

Precious yarns like silk, alpaca and merino wool were used for this smooth and cosy handwoven blanket. It has a fine black and white pattern and is finished with loose fringes at each end.

Length 130 cm
Width 200 cm

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