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HELGA RITSCH
contemporary ceramics

THE SHOWROOM
Tuesday-Friday 13-18 h
1st Saturday of the month 11-15 h

Culmannstrasse 46
8006 Zurich
Switzerland

THE ATELIER
by appointment only
ritsch@helga-ritsch.ch

Ca dela Carmèla
6562 Soazza/GR
Switzerland

 

 

My work in Hong Kong
October 22 – November 3, 2017

Current guest exhibition
Manuel Ritter – CITY VIEWS
www.helgaritsch.com

Blickfang Zurich
Stage one: November 11, 12, 13
part of the concept store ‚collage

Exclusive for 90SQM ZURICH
Tableware collection
Product launch November 26, 2017:
I will be at the 90SQM shop from 14-17h

Winter exhibition
December 1 – 23, 2017
together with Regula Kilchsperger:
‚Treasures by hrk‘ – launch December 1st, 19h
We will present the first project from our collaboration!

THE SHOWROOM is a lovely bright space in the University district Zurich where you find my ceramic work. It is also my smaller atelier with a potter wheel and a kiln – yes, I really produce my ceramic works in the heart of Zurich!

Please pass by to feel the vibe of my work and to hold some of my stunning treasures in your hands: You are very welcome!

Sometimes I offer my space for works from other people, pls have a look at  www.helgaritsch.com for the past and upcoming exhibitions.

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 am looking for and need for my work and inspiration.

For much more photos and inspiration about my work view the Blog!

MY WORK – The main focus of my work in porcelain and sometimes in stoneware is the visual search for simplicity and silence.

I am concentrated in simple forms, leading to experiments 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 evolves and changes, either in the works and also in my attitude.

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

MY WAY – a very short version: For a longer one, please check my LinkedIn profile.

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 founded two companies, 1996 and 1998: Sold the communication one in 2015, still hold the one for art and architecture.

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  • New work for the next exhibition - a simple bowl, medium size with a height of 27 cm: Black and pure and soon with a red thread - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and dark. One of my favourite works. Last week I was working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a absolutely special project created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo as always - thanks a million @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #black #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #dark #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #shadow #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "New work for the next exhibition - a simple bowl, medium size with a height of 27 cm: Black and pure and soon with a red thread - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and dark. One of my favourite works. Last week I was working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a absolutely special project created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo as always - thanks a million @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #black #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #dark #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #shadow #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery"
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  • Again a new work for the next exhibition - a simple bowl, medium size with a height of 27 cm: White and pure with a golden thread - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent. One of my favourite works. Last week I was working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a absolutely special project created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo as always - thanks a million @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #gold #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Again a new work for the next exhibition - a simple bowl, medium size with a height of 27 cm: White and pure with a golden thread - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent. One of my favourite works. Last week I was working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a absolutely special project created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo as always - thanks a million @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #gold #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery"
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  • What a light! It is so great to start into the week which such a beautiful sunshine, here it falls on one of my white porcelain bowls! Do you notice the translucent parts on the surface? These are the thinnest parts of the bowl, only a ‚breeze‘ of material! As I already wrote: I am quite busy at the moment and I am working on different projects. My nights are short. This pic shows one of the porcelain bowls - a medium size one - I am preparing for a design event here in Zurich, called ‚blickfang’. After thirteen-years break I will be part of it again this year: November 10, 11 and 12 this event takes part and I have still a lot to do. I will present lots of porcelain bowls in different sizes - my favourite works of all. I love throwing but even more than that I love trimming. I forget time during the trimming process and that is unique for me and the best that can happen! I am preparing around twenty bowls and I am a bit nervous about it because I never know how many pieces will come out of the ki...

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "What a light! It is so great to start into the week which such a beautiful sunshine, here it falls on one of my white porcelain bowls! Do you notice the translucent parts on the surface? These are the thinnest parts of the bowl, only a ‚breeze‘ of material! As I already wrote: I am quite busy at the moment and I am working on different projects. My nights are short. This pic shows one of the porcelain bowls - a medium size one -  I am preparing for a design event here in Zurich, called ‚blickfang’. After thirteen-years break I will be part of it again this year: November 10, 11 and 12 this event takes part and I have still a lot to do. I will present lots of porcelain bowls in different sizes - my favourite works of all. I love throwing but even more than that I love trimming. I forget time during the trimming process and that is unique for me and the best that can happen! I am preparing around twenty bowls and I am a bit nervous about it because I never know how many pieces will come out of the kiln safe and healthy... Porcelain is tricky to work with. Fingers crossed! Photo @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #blickfang #exhibition #art #design #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #perfection #zen #japan #korea #china #sunlight"
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  • I am quite busy at the moment and I am working on different projects: My days are long.This post shows a milestone of the design process for a tableware selection. We - the customer and me - discussed a lot and then I made the first shape studies and I also mixed the glazes. It is always an exciting moment when the first pieces come out of the kiln. Here they are! We have now to decide which colours we will use in production. The shapes have already been chosen - now it is up to me! Everything has to be ready November, 26th - this is the day when this new collection will launch exclusively for a concept store in Zurich. More details will follow - stay tuned! But for now: Have a great weekend everybody - I am leaving Zurich for some days, the weather in Switzerland is beautiful and I will enjoy my days in the mountains: I need this change to find silence, balance and inspiration for my work and life. Photo @gion.andriu.artist #tea #coffee #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #colourful #tablewar...

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "I am quite busy at the moment and I am working on different projects: My days are long.This post shows a milestone of the design process for a tableware selection. We - the customer and me - discussed a lot and then I made the first shape studies and I also mixed the glazes. It is always an exciting moment when the first pieces come out of the kiln. Here they are! We have now to decide which colours we will use in production. The shapes have already been chosen - now it is up to me! Everything has to be ready November, 26th - this is the day when this new collection will launch exclusively for a concept store in Zurich. More details will follow - stay tuned! But for now: Have a great weekend everybody - I am leaving Zurich for some days, the weather in Switzerland is beautiful and I will enjoy my days in the mountains: I need this change to find silence, balance and inspiration for my work and life. Photo @gion.andriu.artist #tea #coffee #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #colourful #tableware #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #conceptstore #cup #exclusive #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #espresso #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #design"
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  • New works for the next exhibition - bowls, medium size with a height of 29 cm: Only white and pure - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent. Love them....These days I am working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a stunning project created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "New works for the next exhibition - bowls, medium size with a height of 29 cm: Only white and pure - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent. Love them....These days I am working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a stunning project created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery"
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  • Work in progress for 'treasures by hrk': Porcelain, wheelthrown, delicate and translucent: My favourite works. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a special project created in cooperation with my very talented friend @regula_kilchsperger : We will launch 'treasures by hrk' December 1st: By invitation only! Please send a PM if you are interested in receiving further details. Stay tuned! Photo @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #installation #perfection #jewellery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Work in progress for 'treasures by hrk': Porcelain, wheelthrown, delicate and translucent: My favourite works. 
I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present a special project created in cooperation with my very talented friend @regula_kilchsperger : 
We will launch 'treasures by hrk' December 1st: By invitation only! Please send a PM if you are interested in receiving further details. Stay tuned! 
Photo @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #installation #perfection #jewellery"
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  • New work for the next exhibition - bowl, medium size with a height of 27 cm: Only white and pure - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent. One of my favourite works. These days I am working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present some special works created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo as always - thanks a million @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "New work for the next exhibition - bowl, medium size with a height of 27 cm: Only white and pure - porcelain, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent. One of my favourite works. These days I am working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition (dec 1st - dec 23rd) that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present some special works created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in November - stay tuned! Photo as always - thanks a million @gion.andriu.artist #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery"
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  • Only white and pure - porcelain bowl, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent: one of my favourite works. These days I am working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am very excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present some very special works created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in December - stay tuned! #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Only white and pure - porcelain bowl, wheelthrown without any glaze, delicate and translucent: one of my favourite works. These days I am working with porcelain only - for my next exhibition that takes place in my gallery in Zurich. I am very excited about that upcoming event and more than happy to present some very special works created in cooperation with my very talented friend Regula @regula_kilchsperger . More in December - stay tuned! #artwork #white #ceramics #simplicity #modern #minimalism #kunst #porzellan #porcelain #craft #luxury #switzerland #zurich #zürich #pottery #töpferei #white #exhibition #art #artoftheday #photooftheday #photo #bowl #schale #tableware #zen #japan #korea #china #perfection #jewellery"
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  • Sunday evening still life: Simole teabowls in the rate sunlight of today, wheelthrown, porcelain, very white and delicate and translucent - again some of my a classical works. #tea #porcelain #ceramics #tealovers #translucent #teabowl #zen #design #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #loft #working #series #delicate #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #white #photooftheday #exhibition #masterpiece #japan #picoftheday #scenery #interior #architecture #sunlight

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "Sunday evening still life: Simole teabowls in the rate sunlight of today, wheelthrown, porcelain, very white and delicate and translucent - again some of my a classical works. 
#tea #porcelain #ceramics #tealovers #translucent #teabowl #zen #design #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #loft #working #series #delicate #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #white #photooftheday #exhibition #masterpiece #japan #picoftheday #scenery #interior #architecture #sunlight"
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  • And simple white teabowls, limoges porcelain, wheelthrown with patience. Making teabowls is one of my passions - for more than fifteen years: They are a kind of long time love in my potter's life. Say hello in my shop in Zurich from Tuesday to Friday, 13 -18 h, would be nice to see you! #tea #ceramics #tableware #bowl #pottery #porcelain #concept #luxurylife #zen #design #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #architecture #series #photography #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #luxury #photooftheday #exhibition #interior #japan #picoftheday #scenery #white

    helga_ritsch_ceramics: "And simple white teabowls, limoges porcelain, wheelthrown with patience. Making teabowls is one of my passions - for more than fifteen years: They are a kind of long time love in my potter's life. Say hello in my shop in Zurich from Tuesday to Friday, 13 -18 h, would be nice to see you!  #tea #ceramics #tableware #bowl #pottery #porcelain #concept #luxurylife #zen #design #art #crafts #contemporaryart #making #simple #philosophy #architecture #series #photography #stilllife #zurich #switzerland #luxury #photooftheday #exhibition #interior #japan #picoftheday #scenery #white"
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