Arnold Annen, Switzerland
The special translucent property of well-fired porcelain
remains an essential ingredient in the work of a number of
eminent ceramic artits in many parts of the world including
1989 he sets up his Studio in Basel. There he began to develop
an unique technique for making distinctive, paper-thin porcelain
bowls. This method demands a disciplined approach and an extremely
high standard of craftmanship. Due the extreme thinness of
the bowls it is impossible to rectify any mistakes and even
the slightest air bubble will ruin the work. Everything must
be done at exactly the right stage and this demands absolute
concentration throughout the whole process.
Recently Annen has made porcelain installations with this
slip-cast bowl forms. The translucent effects that this technique
achieves can be breathtaking.
Following Peter Lane, „Contemporary
Karin Bablok, Germany
The vessel forms of Karin Bablok clearly offer the option
to be used as containers but they also exhibit sculptural
carasteristics. All her unique pieces are thrown on the wheel,
initially, and then altered.
„The harmony of the thrown round vessel tempts me to
alter it in a way that allows me to introduce lines that echo
the shape of the forms while combining the inside and the
Sharp edges contrast smooth curves of pure whiteness. The
subtile assymetry of the wheel thrown and deformed porcelain
is sensitively balanced by dancing brush strokes, exactly
tared geometrical painting or a fine lined poetic drawing
Signs of lightness and severity appear.