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HELGA RITSCH
contemporary ceramics

STUDIO ZURICH

Minervastrasse 9
8032 Zurich

Wed – Fri 12-6
Sat 11-2
or by appointmen

ritsch@helga-ritsch.com

SEOUL, Korea
Group Exhibition 2-26 Oct
Affaire de Coeur 5
lee eugean gallery

TOKYO, Japan
Permanent Exhibition
gallery hetlaboatrium

LONDON, Great Britain
Permanent Exhibition
bluemountainschool

PRESSE July 2019 ‚schönerwohnen

PRESSE June 2019 ‚Traumhaus‘

INTERVIEW May 2019
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Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Studio Soazza 2018
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Zürich 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019

MY WORK – I am working with porcelain and stoneware and make hand thrown vessels:

The main focus of my work is to find ‚Elegance‚ in shape and space: This means transferring freedom and economy into the visible – informality, ease in difficult matters. Finding without giving the appearance of having searched – knowing without revealing that one has learned.

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.)

MY THREAD – Many people ask about the meaning of the thread that I have been using for more than fifteen years. Ronnie Watt, art historian, Canada, wrote (s. writings): …‚A signature decorative element which she regularly applies is a length of 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.

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