"A Grecian Sphinx appears on all authentic ceramic works of Paul J. Katrich. The Sphinx is a symbol shrouded in myth and antiquity; revered in many cultures.
"I adopted this signature to demonstrate respect for the artist of the ancient East, whose pottery is a constant source of wonder. For me, the Sphinx is a guardian of arcane knowledge and many mysteries.
"By tradition, the vessel held in her paws denotes life and special insight.
"She has faithfully served Katrich Studios, as a companion and good-luck token, for many years. May she do as much for the possessor."