Katie Stout and Sean Gerstley, ‘Gold Pendant’, 2015, Nina Johnson

About Katie Stout and Sean Gerstley

The collaboration of Katie Stout and Sean Gerstley combines the former’s flair for bright colors and strong forms with the latter’s distinct handmade ceramics. Stout, a Brooklyn-based artist and designer, often works with collaborators, such as Gerstley, whose ceramics recall the meticulousness and medium-bending work of Ron Nagle. In their collaborative lamps, Gertsley molds clay into geometric outlines or shaped mounds conceived by Stout. Gertsley’s fingerprints leave a trace of the maker, while bright, monochromatic glazes lend the work a cheerful and pop sensibility. The absence of a shade further distances the lamps from any notion of classical design. “I want my work to make people happy,” Stout has said.

American

Solo Shows

2013
Johnson Trading Gallery, 
Woodside,

Group Shows

2015
Johnson Trading Gallery, 
New York,
The Team