Katrien Doms uses fire and extreme heat to create her poetic and serene Ukiyo series. 'Ukiyo' means 'living in the moment' - a fitting adage for both Katrien's unique process and her personal philosophy.

In all seasons Katrien defiantly works out in the elements - the changing weather conditions dictate and shape the work that she makes. Starting with raw wood Katrien uses fire in an uncontrolled environment to create her organic, undulating slopes, and exposes nature as both beautiful and destructive. Sometimes the wind will take a work, destroying it completely. Katrien considers the acceptance of the spectres of failure and uncertainty as necessary and valuable parts of creating art and living a good life.


Katrien worked as an Interior Architect for over two decades. During this period she collaborated with a network of exceptional craftspeople, but became increasingly worried that the value of craft and expert design was being lost in contemporary society. Katrien now devotes her time to her own unique form of woodworking.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and shown at Masterpiece London and COLLECT London.

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