Staggered matcha bowl (2022)
Single piece, ceramic, black, unglazed
This matcha bowl appears to be formed by three building blocks that gently cascade, one after the other, from the broadest section at the top to the narrowest at the base. Despite its somewhat unexpected appearance, once you hold it, you could not imagine it being constructed any other way. This distinctive composition imparts an architectural elegance, a trait entirely befitting the artist’s background in architecture. The way the artist strikes a perfect harmony with the asymmetrical height of each block invites not only tactile exploration but also admiration. Crafted individually, each piece embodies a unique form and identity, 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°.
The 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.
480 grams, height 80 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.