Katharina Forster is an international artist living and working in Werder (Havel) near Berlin. She is a founding member of VulkanKunstWerke e.V., an association to showcase art and art events in rural areas.

As part of her profession she runs art workshops with kids of all ages, youth and adults on assignment. She is part of Klasse:Kunst für Brandenburg, cultivating aesthetic education to children at primary schools.Katharina studied fine art at Ruth Prowse School of Art in South Africa, Cape Town between 2007 – 2010. It is here where she started her career as a freelance artist by initiating and coordinating One Day Art events. Taking on commissions and participating in group shows.

In 2003 she finished her training as an occupational therapist and gained work experience for several years in the medical and social fields.

Artists Statement


I like to draw connections, as I  am intrigued by the diversity and interconnectedness of our world today.

How whatever we do today, no matter how small or big, affects others on an immediate and global scale.

Our world is complex and chaotic.

Thus, I like to draw connections between different topics, which reflect in my work through my choice of materials and technique.

As an interdisciplinary artist I work in sculpture and installation using everyday materials such as used teabags, candle wax, colourful plastics and others. Others might include empty birds nests, 1-Euro cents or pacifiers and disposable diapers.

It is the work with my hands which eventually brings the whole sculpture or object together.
Finding my inspiration in everyday life and it’s global relevance, I am guided by a strong sense for creating a sustainable and peaceful life and caring for nature.​ Having graduated in fine art in South Africa, the history and culture of this country play an important role in my artistic practice. Economic, political, environmental and social issues find their way into my sculptures and installations.