Creations in Porcelain

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Landscape Pendants

LANDSCAPE PENDANTS in porcelain mounted on natural rubber.
Inspired by the Karoo a semi-desert in South Africa. Each is a unique, minimalistic depiction of of a place with white light and little distraction. The opposite of where most of us are now and bitterly need for our restless minds. Me included! 😆

They will be for sale on October 1. at the American Women’s Club Zurich 19 – 21h.
Please DM me if you would like to come, as non-members can only come by invitation. 💎

I will be selling dinnerware, artobjects, porcelain lamps and jewelry at this pre shopping Christmas event.

Music credit: JUNGLE TEARS by YIYI 🎶🕺🏿🎶

MY SHIP

Porcelain triangular transparent object by Lisa Lorenz – March 2018

• Height 26cm – length 42cm – width 20cm – weight 3,2kg
• Clear matt and glossy glazes plus gold application
• Music credit: Shi Zhi-You – Beauty from water

Words of inspiration by Ira Gershwin:

"My ship has sails that are made of silk,
The decks are trimmed with gold,
And of jam and spice there's a paradise in the hold.
My ship's aglow with a million pearls
And rubies fill each bin,
The sun sits high in a sapphire sky when my ship comes in"

 

Please contact me for price and availability.

Body art by Lisa Lorenz

 

I have made some prototypes so far. This video shows front, side and back views with my logo stamp. Porcelain, natural rubber and silver caps. Soon more will follow in single and limited editions. The music puts me in a swinging Saturday mood. Have a great weekend!

 

Why Porcelain

Porcelain is more problematic than clay, far more sensitive and tricky. So why use it?

Because of its translucency, because of its memory and the fine, fine markings you can bring into it. You can also leave the folds and cracks as textures and let nature make its way.

Porcelain textures by Lisa Lorenz

Glazing on porcelain is easier than clay because with porcelain the glaze melts into the body. With clay the glaze melts on top and has to have the exact same contraction as the clay body, otherwise the results will be unsatisfactory. The dress will not fit the bride!

In this sense porcelain is difficult up to the glazing point, which is a long stretch and clay becomes difficult right at the end.

Two different characters, similar to two women before getting married. The first taking a long time to win over, even breaking off – but in the end forms a strong, stable, lasting bond. The second sailing through courting with sweet promises and runs away at the altar.

Which one would you prefer?

Music credits: Joe Pass – Lush Life

I come from the sea, the sea!

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I come from the sea, the sea – 2017 by Lisa Lorenz

Porcelain art work

Porcelain square object, 30x30x10Hcm, gold + 3 glazes, Limoges porcelain, coil technique

1,300.00 CHF

Gold accents highlight the cracks where light breaks the water.

Childhood memories of touching and probing strange things and textures in rock pools when we were on holiday in South Africa, where I grew up. I remember the fascination, the fear and excitement of discovering this other world. My nostrils flaring at the smell and the danger of the vast ocean!

For more information about this art object please contact me.

Be a daredevil and make the first move!

 

 

 

Sping is here

Last week I presented my jewelry at a Craft Market in Zurich, organised by the Zurich International Women’s Association. Two of the works I was able to pack up at home and present them personally to my clients. Porcelain and silver jewelry for a strong entry! Do you feel spring too? Would you like to be informed about my jewelry creations?

Open circle neclace spring

Open circle necklace fit for a queen: 130 CHF – gold wire and gold-plated clasp (sold)

spring bouquet

I adore spring!

Earings - open circles

Open circle earings for a very important date. Silver and porcelain 80 CHF (sold)

Stunning creations by the ceramic artist Alberto Bustos

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Alberto Bustos: “sHeno” Porcelain + stoneware

Looking at Alberto’s ceramic work inevitably makes me smile inwardly as I love the way he shows the wild pressing force of nature through cement-like cracks, blocks or circles, always finding a way into the light – breathing and living. He wants to draw the onlooker’s attention to the fragility of nature which is threatened by manˋs greed and destruction. I see how nature still finds its way to live in spite of atrocious circumstances.

Words by Thich Nhat Hanh come to my mind: What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying. 

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Alberto Bustos: “…” Porcelain, pigments and glaze

This artist is making a name for himself internationally by taking part in competitions and exhibitions. He feels a lack of recognition in Spain for ceramics as a recognised art form. He works with stoneware and porcelain and the colouring is mostly done with pigments.

Alberto loves the mountains and being in nature. In his small studio beside a street in Spain he works on his well-planned creations. He has just recently taught a successful master class in Nimes in Belgium and his next master class is planned for November in Seville in Spain.

I look forward to working with him November 2017, when he comes to Basel in Switzerland to teach. He has a website, but says he is much more active on Facebook where he has a big following. He likes to engage with his followers and regularly publishes photos of his works. You can also find images of his fabulous work on Pinterest, where he shows how he packs his smallish kiln and builds up his work.

I thank Alberto for letting me write this small article on him and look forward to getting to know him better next year. The Swiss mountains will no doubt inspire him with plenty of fresh air and many breathtaking views!

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Alberto Bustos in action

My next article will be about my upcoming event on 11 December 2016, a date worth saving!