_Coffee and Tea for free
Tuesday – Friday 13-18 h
every first Saturday of the
month 11-15 h
and by appointment
July 15 – August 15
My work in Hong Kong
October 22-29, 2017
Atelier Helga Ritsch
+41 78 765 00 38
Studio and gallery for contemporary ceramic in Zurich: Unique pieces for unique people – looking for the everyday magic.
The main focus of my work is the search for simplicity. I am concentrated in simple forms, leading to experiment with repetition with deviation, creating pieces precisely with an eye to unforced perfection. I am interested in the process and the result of the repetition, to see what evole and change, either in the works and also in my attitude. I am often presenting my works like a scene in an open composition: Removed one work, so I have again to start the search for a certain mood – I always place intuitive.
I am using stoneware clay or porcelain. With the stoneware clay I am able to work ‚darker‘, raugher, maybe more earthy, as a contrast to this I need the work with porcelain that is more delicate and clear, maybe ‚airier‘. Apparent opposites fascinat me and make the process of building hopeful, attractive and varied.
Decoration is more or less kept off, sometimes I am playing with details like threads, marks or random color traces.
Starting with coffee or tea in a wheel thrown cup is maybe one of the best thing you can do for a successful day. Later on lunch with a handmade bowl for your salad or your soup and at the end of the day a relaxing dinner with unique plates – my hand thrown tableware is just perfect for your private luxury: It is up to you! Please drop in and we discuss your dream-tableware, or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer asap!
2001-2006: Apprenticeship for ceramist
1989-1995: Course of studies at the University of Zurich . Art history/German Philology/Philosophy
1987-1989: Basic studies at ETH Zurich . Architecture Department
from 1995 on: Independent works in communication, art and architecture
I live and work in Zurich and in Soazza, GR
Online store for my teabowls: www.tea-bowls.com
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