Katrin Spranger

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Katrin Spranger is an activist and multi-disciplinary artist working with sculpture, jewellery, and performance. She creates dystopian narratives that engage with the environment, consumer culture, science fiction, and natural resources threatened with depletion.
Past practice has included the development of crude oil into jewellery that melts on the body as well as the 3D printing of honey into edible art. Forging different experiences for viewer and wearer, Katrin's interactive pieces comprise permanent and deteriorative elements that critique societal norms of beauty and value.
With a background in traditional goldsmithing, Katrin holds a Master of Fine Arts from Konstfack University, Stockholm. As a co-founder and director of the K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery, she teaches art and design qualifications in London.

“I create stories that comment on consumer culture, environment, science fiction and focus on resources that might become depleted in the future.”

Katrin Spranger


Katrin’s most recent work Aquatopia adopts a critical view of our freshwater supply, its increasing demand, and pollution. Inspired by traditional water systems, the futuristic Aquatopia objects reappropriate original plumbing parts and laboratory found objects in order to reimagine familiar drinking vessels, scooping bowls, faucets, and storages, including a bathtub and a water fountain. Made from copper and glass – traditionally associated with the transport and storage of water – the Aquatopia objects are produced via electroforming: a process in which a layer of copper is deposited on a conductive surface. Decorative, plant-like formations on each vessel reflect life's dependency on water.


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