EXTRAS

Making of "Grabung (Dig)"

As part of the exhibition "... und ..." in Münsingen in 2006, Michaela Poglajen and I completed an installation based on Roman artefacts discovered under the floor of our studio in 1941. See further information in the GALLERY

 

Making of "Grabung (Dig)"

Als Beitrag zur Ausstellung "... und ..." in Münsingen 2006, haben Michaela Poglajen und ich eine Installation verwirklicht, die inspiriert ist von antiken römischen Funden 1941 im Baugrund unseres Ateliers. Siehe weitere Informationen in GALERIE 

  Slide show

  Diaschau


Course : Printing on Clay

In the picture gallery opposite, I present a series of images of students and their work during courses on "Printing on Clay" I have given at various institutes around Europe.  Many thanks to the students who donated their photos. (See KURSE)

 

Kurs: Drucken auf Keramik

Nebenstehende Bildergalerie zeigt Fotos von Studierenden und ihren Arbeiten aus den Kursen "Drucken auf Keramik", die ich an verschiedenen Instituten in Europa gegeben habe. Vielen Dank an die Studenten die mir ihre Fotos geschenkt haben. (Siehe KURSE)


Where it all began: some historical objects

The three pieces of work below, produced in the early 1980s, show the start of my interest in reproducing images on clay and my first encounter with the unique effects of breaking up a completed object, decorating each fragment individually, and then re-assembling to produce a completely new object. Both processes have since played a role in much of my work.

I disoccupati (after Aldo Patocchi 1932)
I disoccupati (after Aldo Patocchi 1932)

Sgraffito #1

My first attempt at illustration on clay  (1984): sgraffito through black slip on a large plate (Ø 35 cm), after a woodcut by the Swiss artist Aldo Patocchi (1907 - 1986)

Stoneware, press-moulded, black slip, glaze

Paar bei der Lampe (after Hermann Scherer 1925)
Paar bei der Lampe (after Hermann Scherer 1925)

Sgraffito #2

My second attempt at illustration on clay  (1984): sgraffito through black slip on a large plate, after a woodcut by the Swiss artist Hermann Scherer (1893-1927)

Stoneware, press-moulded, black and orange slips, glaze

Osteno Bowl
Osteno Bowl

Osteno Bowl

This bowl (Ø 24 cm h 11 cm) was thrown by Katharina Schweizer, a ceramist in Basel. The bowl got broken on our way to a raku firing in Osteno, Italy. Katharina wanted to throw it away but I claimed the pieces. I glazed the pieces with different glazes that would normally need different treatments in the raku firing, i.e. they would not normally be applied to the same object. After the firing, I reassembled and glued the pieces together.