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HELGA RITSCH
contemporary ceramics

ATELIER AND
SHOWROOM ZURICH

Thursday and Friday 13-18 h
and by appointment
Culmannstrasse 46
8006 Zurich
Switzerland
ritsch@helga-ritsch.ch

ATELIER SOAZZA
by appointment only
Ca dela Carmèla
6562 Soazza/GR
Switzerland

ONLINE SHOP
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shop.helga-ritsch.ch

Projects ‚TOGETHER‘:
April 2017 with Leopold I. Krebs
May 2017 with Valention Cairati
June 2017 with Giulia Marthaler
September 2017 with Manuel Ritter
December 2017 with Regula Kilchsperger

Press:
Das Beste aus Zürichs Läden
Tages Anzeiger Zürich / Züritipp 11/17

Exhibitons (Selection)
2011 Hotel Greulich CH-Zürich
2013 Museum Rietberg CHZürich
2014 Museum Rietberg CH-Zürich
2014 Eunique D-Karlsruhe
2015 Neue Räume CH-Oerlikon
2017, U11, Hongkong

THE ATELIER with SHOWROOM in Zurich is a lovely bright space in the University district where you find my ceramic work: I create all my works in the heart of Zurich.

In my showroom you will always find a fine selection of my work: Beautiful teabowls, finest bowls, tasty coffee- and espressocups, wonderful vases and dishes in stoneware and porcelain are always available. Please pass by to feel the surfaces of my works and to hold them in your hands.

Every step of my ceramic work is made in my urban studio and this hand made process is evident in every piece. All pieces are unique: If you love this exclusive kind of work, you are in the right place in my workshop.

THE ATELIER in the heart of Soazza is an old stone house from the 16th century with various fascinating rooms: It was once the home for two Capuchin monks and you still feel and breathe the spirit.

Soazza is a wonderful and original village, probably the most beautiful one in the South of Grisons: Surrounded by woods and mountains and spoiled with a fantastic southern climate – exactly what I need for my inspiration. Reading, thinking, sketching and creating prototypes is what I am doing there.

MY WORK – The main focus of my work in stoneware and porcelain is the visual search for timeless simplicity, elegance, balance, silence and  – beauty: I am convinced that beauty is deeply rooted in humanity. I am a quality worker not a quantity one: So please understand that my work needs its time.

I am in love with the translucent white porcelain works, and also with the dark black or celadon glazed stoneware works – the shapes and the surfaces are unique.  I often do not use any glaze on my pieces and I sand the surface fine and matte: All is made by my hands, I only have a potter wheel and a kiln – nothing else and that is good so.

Decoration is more or less kept off, sometimes I am playing with details like threads, marks or random color traces.

MY WAY – Born in Switzerland, I first built a solid background in Architecture, Art History and Philosophy and made then a filigree bridge to craft: I started my work as an independent ceramic artist with an own studio in 2001.

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

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