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Helga Ritsch
Matcha bowl (2022)

Singular piece, ceramic, black, unglazed

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This matcha bowl exudes a tranquil elegance, while its depth invites the vibrant green hues of the matcha to pool gracefully, creating a soothing visual experience. The bowls textured surface adds a subtle tactile dimension. Created to be cradled in your hands, this uniquely crafted piece offers aesthetic appeal and functionality, inviting you to savour each sip in serene style.


Crafted entirely by Helga’s hands on the potters wheel, each piece is unique, without any possibility of replication. Skilfully crafted in Ming porcelain, known for its translucent look, this piece gains its lasting strength during oxidation firing at 1,340°.

This piece features an accompanying black thread, a recurring motif in 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.

This matcha bowl 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.

376 g, height 85 mm, diameter 120 mm

Ming porcelain

The matcha bowl 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 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 contact us within a week of delivery.