Home

atelier helga ritsch

ceramics studio in zurich

Say hello!

_Ceramic studio
_Books
_Coffee and Tea for free

Tuesday – Friday 13-18 h
every first Saturday of the
month 11-15 h
and by appointment

Summer holidays:
July 15 – August 15

My work in Hong Kong
October 22-29, 2017

Atelier Helga Ritsch
Culmannstrasse 46
8006 Zurich
Switzerland

ritsch@helga-ritsch.ch
+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 ritsch@helga-ritsch.ch 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

For more photos and inspiration view the Blog!

Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Black and white - my current table in the shop: Sundaymorning mood. There are cups and plates all over. I have to check the temperature of the kiln because the porcelain bowls are hopefully ready to glaze now.....Safe the date! Saturday, July 1st, 18-20 h I warmly invite you for a summer drink: Please come! I present a lot of my new ceramic work in my studiogallery and you can drink some green tea with my tea bowls or of course also a glass if wine or what else😊. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - is now open! #ceramics #bowl #weekend #pottery #porcelain #handmade #white #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #poetry #exhibition #series #party #picoftheday #scenery #sundaymorning

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Black and white - my current table in the shop: Sundaymorning mood. There are cups and plates all over.  I have to check the temperature of the kiln because the porcelain bowls are hopefully ready to glaze now.....Safe the date! Saturday, July 1st, 18-20 h I warmly invite you for a summer drink: Please come! I present a lot of my new ceramic work in my studiogallery and you can drink some green tea with my tea bowls or of course also a glass if wine or what else😊. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - is now open!  #ceramics #bowl #weekend #pottery #porcelain #handmade #white #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #poetry #exhibition #series #party #picoftheday #scenery #sundaymorning"
    336
    4
  • Teabowls in the making: All 'wedding bowls' are wheel thrown in porcelain and they are now drying and waiting for the first firing - they are all ordered for different wedding parties around the world. I like to produce these porcelain bowls, every bowl has its own character and I am sure any person who marries, too! Safe the date: Saturday, July 1st, 18-20 h I warmly invite you for a summer drink: Please come! I present a lot of my new ceramic work in my studiogallery and you can drink some green tea with my tea bowls or of course also a glass if wine or what else😊. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - is now open! #ceramics #tea #wedding #pottery #porcelain #handmade #white #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #cl...

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Teabowls in the making: All 'wedding bowls' are wheel thrown in porcelain and they are now drying and waiting for the first firing - they are all ordered for different wedding parties around the world. I like to produce these porcelain bowls, every bowl has its own character and I am sure any person who marries, too! Safe the date: Saturday, July 1st, 18-20 h I warmly invite you for a summer drink: Please come! I present a lot of my new ceramic work in my studiogallery and you can drink some green tea with my tea bowls or of course also a glass if wine or what else😊. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - is now open!  #ceramics #tea #wedding #pottery #porcelain #handmade #white #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #poetry #exhibition #series #party #picoftheday #scenery #invitation"
    543
    14
  • Teatime poetry: Some black teabowls on a sunny afternoon. They are wheel thrown and coated with a black iron glaze: Classical ones - you will find some of them in my shop in Zurich and also in my online shop. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - is now open! #tea #ceramics #drink #cup #pottery #stoneware #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #poetry #exhibition #series #black #picoftheday #scenery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Teatime poetry: Some black teabowls on a sunny afternoon. They are wheel thrown and coated with a black iron glaze: Classical ones - you will find some of them in my shop in Zurich and also in my online shop.  Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - is now open!  #tea #ceramics #drink #cup #pottery #stoneware #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #poetry #exhibition #series #black #picoftheday #scenery"
    554
    1
  • Works from my porcelain collection, wheel thrown, very white and translucent and yes, delicate: I love to spend my time in going to the limits of my knowledge, my whole concentration and also to feel how the material becomes my partner. I am now also working for an exhibition in Hong Kong, October 22-29, happy to be part of it! Have a great weekend eveybody. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #cup #ceramics #drink #tea #pottery #porcelain #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #hongkong #exhibition #series #white #picoftheday #scenery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Works from my porcelain collection, wheel thrown, very white and translucent and yes, delicate: I love to spend my time in going to the limits of my knowledge, my whole concentration and also to feel how the material becomes my partner. I am now also working for an exhibition in Hong Kong, October 22-29, happy to be part of it! Have a great weekend eveybody. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #cup #ceramics #drink #tea #pottery #porcelain #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #hongkong #exhibition #series #white #picoftheday #scenery"
    727
    10
  • Cups as test pieces: When I start creating a new glaze, I first make about 50 cups to test it - here I show you some test cups for a new iron glaze.....I will optimize the result during the next weeks. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #cup #ceramics #drink #water #pottery #stoneware #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #beaker #foodlovers #series #black #picoftheday #scenery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Cups as test pieces: When I start creating a new glaze, I first make about 50 cups to test it - here I show you some test cups for a new iron glaze.....I will optimize the result during the next weeks. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #cup #ceramics #drink #water #pottery #stoneware #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #beaker #foodlovers #series #black #picoftheday #scenery"
    535
    11
  • Mine! My teabowl, wheelthrown with black porcelain and of course with my red mark: In the afternoon, I always drink a tea from this bowl. Today I really needed a tea break and had to think about all the upcoming projects....Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #tea #porcelain #ceramics #tealover #pottery #teabowl #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #drink #foodlovers #series #black #picoftheday #scenery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Mine! My teabowl, wheelthrown with black porcelain and of course with my red mark: In the afternoon, I always drink a tea from this bowl. Today I really needed a tea break and had to think about all the upcoming projects....Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #tea #porcelain #ceramics #tealover #pottery #teabowl #handmade #potter #zen #meditation #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #design #weekend #photography #artist #zurich #switzerland #clay #photooftheday #drink #foodlovers #series #black #picoftheday #scenery"
    628
    18
  • Two simple teabowls, wheelthrown in porcelain. I love them ❤️ and I wish a sunny weekend to everybody🌞🌞🌞: I just arrived at my home at the south side of Switzerland - tired but happy to be here for the next days. I need the tranquility and nature around for my soul...Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #tea #ceramics #porcelain #tealovers #tableware #keramik #teabowl #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #art #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #design #picoftheday #scene

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Two simple teabowls, wheelthrown in porcelain. I love them ❤️ and I wish a sunny weekend to everybody🌞🌞🌞: I just arrived at my home at the south side of Switzerland - tired but happy to be here for the next days. I need the tranquility and nature around for my soul...Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #tea #ceramics #porcelain #tealovers #tableware #keramik #teabowl #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #art #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #design  #picoftheday #scene"
    590
    14
  • All the plates I showed in the post from yesterday are trimmed and I no give them four days to dry.... Normally I let the pieces dry for a week, but as you know, with these plates I am in a hurry. We have some sunny days in Zurich and I am sure four days will be enough😊During the plates are drying I start with glazing the twenty big bowls I made. I glaze them all by hand: When I started my own studio - about fifeteen years ago - I worked with a lot of machines like a de-airing pugmill, spray booth etc. One year ago I sold all of them and started working more by hand. Now I only have a potter's wheel and a kiln and my two hands - that is it. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #bowls #ceramics #töpfern #stoneware #tableware #keramik #crafting #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #se...

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "All the plates I showed in the post from yesterday are trimmed and I no give them four days to dry.... Normally I let the pieces dry for a week, but as you know, with these plates I am in a hurry. We have some sunny days in Zurich and I am sure four days will be enough😊During the plates are drying I start with glazing the twenty big bowls I made. I glaze them all by hand: When I started my own studio - about fifeteen years ago - I worked with a lot of machines like a de-airing pugmill, spray booth etc. One year ago I sold all of them and started working more by hand. Now I only have a potter's wheel and a kiln and my two hands - that is it. Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #bowls #ceramics #töpfern #stoneware #tableware #keramik #crafting #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #art #zurich #switzerland #design #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #glaze #picoftheday #foodphotography"
    377
    2
  • Plates - drying in the shop window, need to trimm them asap. I know, to be in a hurry as a potter is always a risk - but sometimes there is no other way: Fingers crossed! Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #plates #ceramics #food #stoneware #tableware #keramik #foodlovers #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #art #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #nature #picoftheday #foodphotography

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Plates - drying in the shop window, need to trimm them asap. I know, to be in a hurry as a potter is always a risk - but sometimes there is no other way: Fingers crossed! Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #plates #ceramics #food #stoneware #tableware #keramik #foodlovers #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #art #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #nature #picoftheday #foodphotography"
    532
    14
  • Back at work: A porcelain teabowl, again that kind with the special foot detail - that is like a 'standard' teabowl from me and there is quite always one in my shop - waiting for the next step. I have to prepare a parcel. But it is hot outside and I am lazy.......Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon! #tea #bowls #porcelain #ceramics #tableware #keramik #white #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #art #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #drink #picoftheday #parcel

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Back at work: A porcelain teabowl, again that kind with the special foot detail - that is like a 'standard' teabowl from me and there is quite always one in my shop - waiting for the next step. I have to prepare a parcel. But it is hot outside and I am lazy.......Say hello if you are interested in my ceramic work! From Tuesday to Friday, 13-18h I am in my studio and shop in Zurich - or, if you are not around, write me a message or check my website. My new online store - with teabowls only - will be coming soon!  #tea #bowls #porcelain #ceramics #tableware #keramik #white #pottery #zen #perfection #handmade #crafts #series #making #simple #philosophy #contemporaryart #perfect #collection #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #art #photooftheday #concept #exhibition #japan #drink #picoftheday #parcel"
    724
    22
  Subscribe To Newsletter
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Dear visitor. Please feel free to subscribe to our newletters and be informed about latest news, events and updates.

* we hate spam and never share your details.
×