Vessel (medium, 2023)
Singular piece, ceramic, black
This sculptural vessel has a presence that surpasses all expectations. Its structural character enriches any surface with its clarity and gentle curvature. Its most unexpected yet remarkable feature is its capacity to produce sound: a subtle glide of your finger from the bottom to the top of the vessel’s interior results in vibrations that manifest as a soothing, delicate sound – reminiscent of the soft whistling of grass in the wind. A creation that brings solace to your senses, while remaining a singular marvel, shaped by the artist’s intellectual and physical interaction during its creation.
StockistAGOBAY Showroom Zurich
Crafted entirely by Helga’s hands on the potter’s wheel, each piece is unique, without any possibility of replication. Skilfully crafted, this thin Ming porcelain piece gains its lasting strength during oxidation firing at 1,340°.
This piece features an accompanying red thread, a recurring motif in the Helga Ritsch’s work. This unexpected object of daily use seamlessly integrates with the vessel and adds more character to it. Over time, this delicate decorative element might detach itself from the vessel – a "loss" that isn’t truly a loss, as it symbolises your ongoing appreciation and use of the piece.
Each vessel bears the artist’s signature and stamp, and is created at her atelier, located within her 400-year-old home in Soazza, a village of just over 300 inhabitants nestled in the Swiss mountains.
171 g, height 70 mm, diameter 130 mm
The vessel is dishwasher safe. However, once you hold your piece in your hands, you will probably prefer to care for it personally. We recommend handwashing it gently with a soft sponge and thoroughly drying it. Do not wash it with any cleansing agents and avoid using abrasive, metal or wood sponges. It must not be directly exposed to temperature shocks, whether from a flame, conventional oven, microwave, induction cooktop, freezer, refrigerator or other source of heat or cold. Avoid any shocks or friction. If you care for it, it will last a lifetime and beyond, unless it is accidentally dropped or shattered. Over time, this unglazed piece may develop a distinct patina, a natural transformation influenced by its purpose and usage. Evolving at its own unhurried pace, this process enriches your piece, rendering it truly one of a kind.
Every porcelain object is meticulously packaged to ensure its safe delivery. In the rare event of any cracks occurring during shipping, please reach out to us within a week after delivery.