Contemporary German Porcelain
Gerhartz has been making a name for herself working in fine
porcelain, often decorated with water soluble
metal salts. Born 1962 in Aachen, Germany, Astrid studied
ceramics in the reknown German
Institute of Ceramics at Höhr-Grenzhausen and has been
teaching at Rheinbach College since 1991. She lives in Bonn, (capital
of West Germany before unification), where she also has a studio
workshop open to visitors Thursdays to Saturdays.
Her work displays a sensitive aesthetic, brought to the fore subtley
by her choice of material, a wondefuly pristine white porcelain.
While early work concentrated on the use of the Watercolors on porcelain
technique, once devised by Norwegian ceramist Arne Ase, her more
recent work has been influenced more by expression through form.
In particular Gerhartz has been exploring with functional wares
inspired by Japanese pottery and cuisine.
Astrid can be contacted via her email
or by mail
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