Thursday 5 – 8
and by appointment
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March 16th – April 9th 2019
Opening March 16th:
I will be there
You will find my work:
In Berlin at paper&tea
In London at bluemountainschool
In Hollywood at thegivestore
In India at ahistatea
You will eat and drink from my bowls and cups:
In Porrentruy at yumicafe
I offer neither classes
Projects ‚TOGETHER‘ (Selection)
February 19 – 24, 2019 – Palazzo Bovara, Milano – HRK Jewellery Exhibition at Artistar
December 2018: Paper&Tea, Berlin – Porcelain teabowls for their shop in Berlin
July/August 2018: Ginger for you – an installation with leopold isidor
June 2018: Black and white porcelain – sets for The give store, Hollywood
May 2018: White porcelain – tea bowls and bowls for HOSTEM, London
January 2018: Stoneware pots for Brewin Design Office, Singapore
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MY WORK – The main focus of my work in porcelain and stoneware is the visual search for space in my vessels by means such as simplicity, serenity and beauty. I am looking carefully for small details to give something unexpected to every of my pieces – like our daily life brings unexpected things to us always and always. Before I started my education as a ceramic artist, I built a solid background in Architecture, Art History and Philosophy and made then the bridge to craft. I am a quality worker not a quantity one: So please understand that my work needs its time, sometimes a lot.
My porcelain work is often without any glaze – I sand the surface fine and matte. My stoneware work is often coated with a small palette wonderful glazes as celadons or dark iron ones.
THE THREAD – Many people ask about the meaning of the thread. Ronnie Watt, art historian, living in Canada, wrote the following (s. press): ….‚A signature decorative element which she (me) regularly applies is a length of red cotton thread which is looped through a fine hole and over the rim. The red thread is a reference to the German expression ‚der rote Faden des Erzählens‘ which can be translated as ‚following your destiny‘. With this leitmotiv, explains Ritsch, she ‚brings things together‘ and that ‚my works are different, but the red thread holds them together‘. At the same time it ’stitches‘ her works to her personal life experiences and philosophy. As a powerful albeit fragile decorative element, the thread is a visual and intellectual accent for a work but is simultaneously integral to that form because it is anchored in it. It is also a statement that the work was hand-crafted.
MY WAY – Born in Switzerland: I started my work as an independent ceramic artist in 1998.
2001-2006: Apprenticeship for ceramist (wheelthrowing)
1989-1995: Course of studies at the University of Zurich . Art History/German Philology/Philosophy (today M.A.)
1987-1989: Basic studies at ETH Zurich . Architecture Department (today B.A.)
THE STUDIO with SHOWROOM in Zurich is a lovely bright space near to the Kunsthaus Zurich.
In my showroom you will always find a fine selection of my work: Please pass by to feel the surfaces of my works and to hold them in your hands. I create my works in the heart of Zurich and all is made by my hands, I only have a potter wheel and a kiln – nothing else.
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 STUDIO 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.
There is are also space for guests, exhibitions and more.
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