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 🎶🕺🏿🎶

5 reasons to love Lisa’s Porcelain dinnerware

You know you love handmade porcelain – the feel, the aesthetic quality, the translucency. Nonetheless, you may still wonder if it’s the right choice for your own table. Below I discuss five considerations that are fundamental for when you are looking at dinnerware.

Food-safe & lead-free

You need to make sure that the glazes used on handmade dinnerware are food-safe and lead-free. Some acids in food and detergents are able to dissolve micro particles out of any (also machine produced) glaze. With mass-produced, machine-made dinnerware, you cannot be sure that the glazes used are non-toxic, unless this is specifically stated.
I make a point of using food-safe and lead-free underglazes and glazes for the plates, bowls and cups I produce. When working with the wet porcelain I see to it that it does not land in the water waste and that emissions during firing are minimized. When placing an order with me, you are making a healthy, environmentally friendly choice.

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High-rimmed plate with Japanese plum flower decoration – Lisa Lorenz

Real value for the price

Of course, you won’t be surprised that hand-crafted is a bit more expensive than mass-produced dinnerware, as hand-crafted items usually are – but keep in mind that you are also investing in art and durability! You are investing in your relationship with a potter, who is able to transform ideas and wishes into beautiful physical shapes which have practical value – an investment wisely made!

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Sugar bowl with a pope’s nose lid – Lisa Lorenz

Dishwasher and oven safe

Yes! With the high-firing process (1250-1280 Celsius) the pores in the porcelain close (vitrify) and do not take in water anymore. The glaze acts like glass and makes cleaning super easy. It is also safe to use in the fridge!

Beautifully handcrafted pieces

Different “imperfect” components often shape the most beautiful natural forms.

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A perfectly irregular natural shape

Our perception of a beautiful perfect plate has been schooled by the industry. It made dinnerware accessible to the masses – even having more than one set became very desirable. Today we experience a tendency in our homes to declutter and simplify. It has become important to have less, but better quality. Holding that special plate in your hands or eating fruit salad out of a hand-snuggling bowl has personal value and creates a connection with the artist which we often miss in our busy, disconnected lives. Lisa believes that taste is enhanced by the colour and shape of a handmade vessel.

 “Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted” – The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

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Frothy cappuccino in a cup made by André Fasolin

The essence of the potter remains

Can the aura of the potter survive the deadly flames? This is my favourite topic! An idea or impulse takes shape through the hands of the potter, interacting with the porcelain or clay. Personal energy is transmitted into the porcelain and the porcelain transmits its origins onto the potter. The two together start their dance of creation, moving forward and going back, giving in and pushing out, expanding and contracting. That this energy stays even through two firings is a miracle!

I challenge you to hold a handmade cup in your hands, close your eyes and feel the energy in the shape. Does it correspond with your energy? Or is it just an empty cup?

Every note I sing is ethereal and disappears into spirit, unless I record it. My spirit however, is recorded in every porcelain object I make!

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Two complimenting pinch pots – Lisa Lorenz

At Lisa’s Porcelain, I incorporate the following principles when making my handmade dinnerware: health care and environmental friendliness, cost and value, practical use, aesthetic appeal and spiritual content.

 

All the dinnerware on this page has been sold. You are welcome to contact me for general enquiries or about a commission you would like to place.

Cream and raspberry vase

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The light you see is transparency – Lisa Lorenz

This vase is hand-built and pinched, layer by layer. It has a lovely ring to it and a creamy, glossy feel. When the eye and hands wander over this body, you want to get closer, feel the deliciousness and the delicate natural organic flow on the inside and outside. What delights me the most is the transparency in the walls and the foot!
I suggest using it for tulips or a bunch of short-stemmed roses. Even a bush of cut cosmos will look terrific!

Underglaze: Duncan
Glaze: Amaco Celadon

Size: 14,5×13,5cm

It took one week for shaping and building, then two weeks for drying. After that it took another two weeks for the first firing, cleaning, sanding, glazing and the final high-firing.
A total process of 5 weeks.
Price: CHF 80.00, excluding postage. For more information please contact me.

Holding this vessel in my hand like a sound-bowl and tapping it, I walk round and round singing OM

I’m all ears

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I’m all ears, tell me more – Lisa Lorenz

Here I hand-built a free, flowing form: three bowls intertwined in one another. There are holes in the shapes, letting light through. The surface is uneven, letting the glaze flow and gather in different spaces, making it very lively. I used a mix of Ice Porcelain and Limogene, about 70/30. It started out larger and has lost nearly 20% of its original volume. Can still not get used to that! Size: 34x16x23cm. Glaze: ROK Vintage Elfenbein.

An interesting decoration for a table.

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Or a luxurious pot for three orchids, letting their roots grow out of the holes.

Price: CHF 120.00 without postage, please contact me for details if you are interested in purchasing this sculpture or if you have a commission in mind.

My ears are part of my voice – ever listening and discerning