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HELGA RITSCH
contemporary ceramics

STUDIO ZURICH

Minervastrasse 9
8032 Zurich

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

ritsch@helga-ritsch.com

INTERVIEW May 2019
with Rita Trindade of the magazine ‚through objects‘

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TOKYO, Japan
Permanent Exhibition
gallery hetlaboatrium

LONDON, Great Britain
Permanent Exhibition
bluemountainschool

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
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 a suitable vessel for the relationship between outside and inside. A topic of my life.

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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