Résumé and Bio

  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?

Biography

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.

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Photo credit: Koos Badenhorst

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!

Read more about Lisa’s COLLECTIONS
Read more about Lisa’s DINNERWARE

Please contact Lisa for enquiries and hear first-hand about events and specials.

Theodor

Pinch pot by Lisa Lorenz 2015

Activities and Events

Hope to continue learning and growing even when I’m old and grey.

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

September – Elisabeth Tuero: private lessons till May 2016 in throwing on the wheel

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