Modern porcelain art

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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!


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


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


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. 


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!


Alberto Bustos in action

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

In silence I wait for you to arrive

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Lisa Lorenz: Timeless – the moment before the guest arrives

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. 

                              by Khalil Gibran – The Prophet

(Or make beautiful art, or taste subtle flavours!)


Vase with underglaze stencil patterns 7,5×7,5cm

Contact me for details or questions.


Caroline Fuss – paints strong impressions from her subconcious


Caroline Fuss: Zürich 16 – 2016 – Oil on Canvas – 120x160cm

After a morning rehearsal, my singing colleague Caroline Fuss and I sit down and have lunch together in Zürich. It is a hot summer day and we casually start talking about her art.

Born near Paris, she had always been fascinated by the world of painting. Only as recently as 2006 did she made the conscious decision to take the first step towards becoming a visual artist. Gradually, this has become a natural and essential way of expressing herself. Everything she sees and perceives now feeds her need to paint.


To Caroline, painting is not only about spreading colours on a canvas. She digests all she sees, feels and memorizes in slow conscious and subconscious processes. She needs this element to be able to feel completely free in front of a canvas. After her initial explorations she decided to stop using images and photos for her work, but rather wanted her subconscious to unfold itself with its rich reservoir of images, colours, emotions and impressions. When beginning a new picture, she has a vague direction in mind. Layer after layer this direction becomes clearer. Meanwhile she keeps an open mind about the outcome. She works daily in her studio, so she can feel an intimacy, a fusion between herself and her art work.

Painting in series is her preference as only then she can feed her obsession with a topic. Currently, she has developed three series: Salzburg, Zürich and Self-portraits. This allows her to go further and further into her sensations, memories and subconscious; as well as to develop her painting techniques.


Caroline Fuss: Salzburg – Postcard 13 – 2014 – Acrylic on Paper – ca 18x14cm


Caroline’s favoured mediums are oil and acrylic. She often uses her hands and whole body to create the movement she wants. She paints on medium to large-scale canvasses. She especially likes the soft, tactile sensation of oil paint – building layer on layer, creating depth and dimension.

Artists Caroline is inspired by:
1) Zao Wou-ki – for his lyrical abstract art and his use of oils
2) Anselm Kiefer – for his multi-layered, large-scale works and his installations
3) Les Fauves  – a group of artists, especially Kees van Dongen, for his strong, pure colour expression

She is inspired by following techniques: construction, deconstruction and fusion.


Caroline Fuss: Self-portrait 4 – 2013 – Acrylic on Canvas Panels – 60x50cm

Artistic challenge

Caroline’s challenge is to achieve recognition and excellence. She strives to connect deeply with the observer’s emotions and intellect.

Next exhibition: American Women’s club – Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich from 3 January – 26 February 2017.

Visit her website