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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

ZURICH, Switzerland
WINTER EXHITIBION
Dec 4 – Dec 21, 2019
at my studio and showroom

GENEVA, Switzerland
Opening Nov 7, 2019
Gallery Ormond Editions

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

TOKIO, Japan
Solo exhibition
March 16 – April 6, 2019 
gallery hetLaboatrium

LONDON, Great Britain
Permanent exhibition
Bluemountainschool ARCHIVE

PRESSE July 2019 ‚schönerwohnen

PRESSE June 2019 ‚Traumhaus‘

INTERVIEW May 2019
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‚HOPELESS: It is over‘. Group of work, 2019.
'HOPELESS: It is over'. Group of work, 2019.
GENEVA Nov 7, 2019- Gallery Ormond Editions
GENEVA Nov 7, 2019- Gallery Ormond Editions
Group exhitibion in SEOUL at Lee Eugean Gallery, October 2-26 2019
Group exhitibion in SEOUL at Lee Eugean Gallery, October 2-26 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
’no life without water-aqua-wasser‘! The third edition with Leopold I. Krebs: A shop window exhibition. September 21 – October 31, 2019
'no life without water-aqua-wasser'! The third edition with Leopold I. Krebs: A shop window exhibition. September 21 - October 31, 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
‚HOPELESS‘ – this opening will never come back. Group of work. For my Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
'HOPELESS' - this opening will never come back. Group of work. For my Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
‚HOPE: the summer will definitely come back‘. Group of work, 2019.
'HOPE: the summer will definitely come back'. Group of work, 2019.
‚HOPE: the summer will definitely come back‘. Group of work, 2019.
'HOPE: the summer will definitely come back'. Group of work, 2019.
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
Tokyo Solo exhibition 2019
‚HOPE: the summer will definitely come back‘. Group of work, 2019.
'HOPE: the summer will definitely come back'. Group of work, 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
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 lies in finding soulful vessels with charisma, which are able to create atmosphere and mood. Whether as an individual piece or as a group of works – I try to find forms, details and surfaces that irritate, sometimes enchant, also make you think and burn into your memory.

For this to hopefully succeed, I need time – sometimes a lot of time: I work slowly, destroy a lot, start all over again. Fractions belong to my path, as do the unexpected and the unconventional.

Anyone who can endure this is right with me.

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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