Special Exhibition


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October, 10 to November 28, 2004
2 x Porcelain
Karin Bablok, Germany
Arnold Annen, Switzerland


Arnold Annen
Karin Bablok

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 Arnold Annen.
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 studio porcelain“

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 outside.“

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.


opening hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 2 p.m - 7 p.m.
And by appointment

Private view : Sunday, October 10 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
End of Exhibition: Sunday, November 28 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


exhibition site:

Hans-Böckler-Str.1, near old gallery

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 - 61 90 90


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