Gabriele Hain

My inspiration comes from nature, like the material I am working with: porcelain from Limoges and Seto.
Systematically I am experimenting with slip-cast forms by cutting out parts, perforating and partially carving the wall to the thinnest possible layer, thus provoking transformation even enhanced by the use of glaze, stains and a prolonged firing taking the risk of complete destruction.
Even after years of extensive exploration porcelain remains a steady challenge. The fire creates the work’s final shape and appearance: lightness, motion and translucency – a subtle interplay of light and shade at the limit of what is practicable and perceptible.