Stepanka Horalkova was born in the Czech Republic and moved to New York City in 1995. She is a self-taught ceramic artist, focusing her attention on working with porcelain. Her work is all hand build, mainly using slabs and ranges from standing vessels, standing abstract forms, wall pillow forms, wall sculptures and functional pieces. She employs earthy oxides, stains and glazes to compliment her simple forms and whimsical drawings. Currently she teaches ceramic community class at the Columbia University Teachers College and in addition to that she is a manager of the same ceramic studio at Teachers College. Stepanka’s work is sold in galleries and boutiques throughout the United States and her pieces are part of private collections all over the world.