Kadi Hektor

Kadi Hektor’s work is characterized by a strong artistic approach – it is a mixture of natural objects that she has seen around her. Interpreting these objects in her own way, her artistic style balances between abstract and figurative, functional and decorative.
Kadi describes her creative process: “Nature fascinates and inspires me the most – nature, which has created so many charmingly bizarre forms, structures, textures, and systems. I prefer to observe and examine nature at close range, and if it is possible, on the inside too. I’m not trying to copy nature; instead I let my subconscious impressions synthesize them. Only then will I turn to create and design my own organic sculptures or functional forms.”

Kadi Hektor was born in Estonia in 1976 and studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts graduating in 2002. Following that she worked freelance in her own ceramic studio, where she organized and instructed ceramic courses and workshops. Since 2002, she has several solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Estonia, Europe and Asia. Since 2009, Kadi Hektor’s artwork has been selected by curators for major international exhibitions. In 2010, she was elected a nominee of Ceramic Artist of the Year by the Estonian Ceramics Association. Her work can be found in public and private collections.

Kadi Hektor’s website

Kadi Hektor is one of the artists in Peripheries, an exhibition of contemporary Estonian ceramics, part of EDGES, The Ceramic House – find out more