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Helga Ritsch
Hued beak vessel, part of a group of six (2/6-2023)

Singular piece, sand-coloured stoneware with black-coloured engobe

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A beak bowl youll actively seek out uses for, just to admire its perfect form and the exquisite interplay between the sand-coloured stoneware and the black-coloured engobe. Uniquely crafted, every piece of the group of six is one of a kind.


Borne of our collaboration with Helga as part of the Summer Cycle 2023, these pieces are limited editions that wont be reproduced. If youre intrigued, order yours before its gone.

The distinctive feature of this piece lies in its black engobed colouring that envelops nearly the entire interior, creating a compelling visual and tactile impact. This black hue harmonises with the sculptural nature typical of the artist's works, subtly transforming the piece itself.

Crafted entirely by Helga’s hands on the potter‘s wheel, each piece is unique, without any possibility of replication. Skilfully crafted, this stoneware 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 isnt 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.

209 g, height 50 mm, diameter 140 mm


The hued beak 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 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 stoneware 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.