Falling in love with Katharine. The great white shark, that is.

Photos of ceramics, and article interpretation by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA.  If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page.      There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Published News Article

Katharine the giant great white shark lurks off Florida – again

A 2,300-pound great white shark named Katharine has been spotted swimming off Florida’s Atlantic Coast, near Melbourne, according to marine research agency Ocearch.

So, a few words about Katherine, the great white shark.  A celebrity of sort.  She was tagged in 2013 off Cape Cod, and named after Katherine Lee Bates the writer of America the Beautiful.  In 2013 she weighed 2,300 pounds and was 14 feet and 2 inches in length.   She has over 55,000 Twitter followers who wee elated to hear from her after  several months of silence.  Her travels mapped to waters off Florida, North Carolina and east of Bermuda.

Beachfront Pottery Pieces

Great whites harks have been inspiring me from the very beginning of Beachfront Pottery in 2006.  Here are a few examples of the outcomes (tiles, platters, bowls, sculptures, wall art) of that inspiration.

Ghost Shark II – photograph by Robert Kokenyesi








“Shark Valentine” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL
“Unsheltered Great White Shark” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL










“Broken Great White Shark I” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL
“A Hint of a Shark III” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL









“Feeding Frenzy” bowl by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL

“Feeding Frenzy, II” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL



“A hint of a shark, II” by Robert Kokenyesi
“Ancient Shark II” by Robert Kokenyesi


































Inspiration for Future Ceramic Pieces

With the great white shark I’ve been exploring an imagery where the shark shape is teased apart by reflections or shadows in the water.  The piece below is showing a manta ray, but I think you get the idea of how an ocean critter appears very different when camouflaged in her native environment.



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