Breathing in and out I go to my quiet place pull up opposites that attract find harmony - oh so pleasing! Feel rhythm and movement play with shadow and light - did you see that curve?
Lisa Lorenz was born in a suburb west of Johannesburg in South Africa 1964. Both grandmothers were performers: one was an opera singer and music teacher, the other a successful actress in mainly amateur productions. Her mother is a poet and translator and a lover of art. Lisa became a concert singer and has been working at the opera in Zurich, Switzerland since 1994. As a singer she has performed in solo recitals, has composed music and gives voice coaching.
Finding the joys of handmade ceramics
Shortly after launching her CD Mondverse (English: Mouthing Verse) setting Afrikaans poetry to music in May 2014, Lisa longed for a new creative vessel to keep her hungry muse happy. She decided to start working with clay as she loved using handmade dinnerware. While learning to throw with clay on the wheel, Lisa yearned for a finer medium, one that could even become transparent; transparency being a spiritual, ethereal quality that she also seeks while singing and composing.
Porcelain – a passionate love affair
Two kinds of high-firing porcelain have become her favourites to work with: Limoges (France) and Southern Ice (New Zealand/Australia). With them she shapes organic flowing archaic forms, by mainly hand-building.
Lisa’s challenge is to expand her artistic expression together with porcelain, assimilating their joint gifts, transforming and manifesting shapes and bringing them to her ultimate artistic purpose of sharing joy and wonder!
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Hope to continue learning and growing even when I’m old and grey.
December – gallery group exhibition sale: Kreativmarkt im Kulturparkett mit Bistro in Rapperswil, Switzerland.
June – Inauguration of her new studio
May – Art Box Project Basel 2017: 2 works were shown on-screen: Blue Angel (object) and Well of Light (light object)
– 5 intensive days of training with Zsuzsa Fuezesi in Gordola, Switzerland at the Keramik- und Töpferschule
March – showcased and sold her jewelry at the Craft Fair organized by the Zurich International Women’s Association
December – Extraordinary Christmas Gifts: exhibition and sale at the Toepferei zur Linde in Rapperswil-Jona
October – Zsuzsa Fuezesi: Hand-Werk mit Porzellan, Gordola Tessin
September – Kick-off event organised by the Zurich International Women’s Association
June – Antoinette Badenhorst: Porcelain in Perfection, Basel Lehmhuus
May – Joined the Artists Entrepreneur LAB group lead by Catherine Orer
April – Mark McGuinness: Creative Pathfinder, e-course
March – Zsuzsa Fuezesi: Porcelain Hand-Building and its special shapes, Basel Lehmhuus
December – Advent Open Studio mit Sabine Bärtschi: Toepferei zur Linde in Rapperswil-Jona
August – Antoinette Badenhorst: Pinched Teapots, e-course
May – Antoinette Badenhorst: Wheel Thrown Porcelain Dinnerware, e-course
April – Antoinette Badenhorst: Understanding Porcelain, e-course
March – Laurin Staub: Throwing on the wheel, Bern Schule fuer Gestalltung
September – Elisabeth Tuero: private lessons till May 2016 in throwing on the wheel