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In the serial combination of patterned cups, plates and space-consuming vessels, the ceramics of Corinna Petra Friedrich arouse creative collecting pleasure.

She appreciates clay as a simple and honest material, rolls it out into plates and designs the surfaces using transfer printing, screen printing, engobes, monotypes and other interventions.

Intuitively cut out pieces she puts together and is inspired by the meeting of patterns and colours. In this creative process of skill and virtuosity of her hands she directs.

Corinna Petra Friedrich
Erich-Zeigner-Allee 64a
04229 Leipzig

Phone: +49 157 71 53 01 22

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© Portrait: Inga Kerber
© Vase object and plate: Jens Gerber
© Bowl object: Markus Franz Etienne

Ceramist Rosi Steinbach unfolds all facets of her ability to simultaneously capture her wonderful talent of realistic expression and imaginative abstraction.

Under the brand "Steinbach Keramik" she assembles her collection of lovingly designed faiences, tableware and unique vessels. She also offers the individual production of room and facade decoration and, as a further inspiration, realistically modelled animal heads and figures with irresistible charm.

Diving away from all pigeonhole thinking, the true artist Rosi Steinbach inspires with her ceramic busts and free objects commenting on the states of the world. In captivatingly precise physiognomies she mediates between classic and pop, daring a fascinating and irritating balancing act between tradition and modernity, pragmatically documenting and yet creatively fabricating.

Rosi Steinbach
Menckestraße 44
04155 Leipzig

Telefon: 0341 59 02 319

Direction: The way to Rosi Steinbach
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© Portrait: Schnuppe von Gwinner
© Workshop portrait "Session Hans Werner Schmidt" and portrait busts: Josef Filipp
© Object photos, snake: Georg Brückmann

The texture of paper fascinates the multi-award winning paper artist Kristina Rothe. She reflects on the origin of paper production.

From pure white pulp she creates delicately structured paper surfaces and shapes them into archaic vessels which, emphasised by sensual structures and accents, capture the light.

She finds her great theme in the creation of individual paper urns, which combine ephemeral lightness and transience. Deliberately kept in white, these funeral vessels are intended to symbolise a new beginning. An alternative to conventional funeral culture, characterised by black and heaviness. An attempt to make the farewell dignified and aesthetic.

Kristina Rothe
Am Bauernsteg 19
04159 Leipzig

Phone: +49 0176 6490 1758

Direction: The way to Kristina Rothe
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© Portrait: Kristina Rothe
© Products Linea and Panama: Kristina Rothe
© Products urn rectangle and striped ribbon:

Impeccable purity, tactile surfaces, delicate pastel colours and refined decorations characterise the masterfully turned porcelain vessels by Susan Heise.

At the potter's wheel she turns her vessels with great pleasure and energy, which she passes on to her objects in the process of creation. The elegance and precious charisma of her pieces is captivating.

The handmade individualises every detail and emphasises the thickness of the material, the curves of the form, the density of the surface structure, the glaze, the height and the width.

Porzellanwerkstatt Susan Heise
Altranstädter Straße 6
04229 Leipzig

Phone: +49 176 63 33 65 30

Direction: The way to Susan Heise
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© Portrait: Schnuppe von Gwinner
© Products: Susan Heise

The humorous and decorative products of designer Karin Sehnert are unmistakable. In her small porcelain manufactory she makes the steps from the design to the finished object visible, even for those who want to try it themselves.

Of course this needs a good idea, but it also requires meticulous planning, technical know-how and a lot of experience.

Since 2012 Karin Sehnert has been challenging the "Haiglück" with her own workshop and design office. This is all about product development in the materials porcelain, glass and metal - from the idea to the production stage – also for external clients.

Haiglück by Karin Sehnert
Alte Straße 5
04229 Leipzig

Phone: +49 178 63 42 968

Direction: The way to Karin Sehnert
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© Portrait: Schnuppe von Gwinner
© Shop space: Josephine Weinhold
© Products: Karin Sehnert

Since 2016, ceramist Helene Scharge has been specialising in the development of a utility tableware made of handmade, through-dyed porcelain in her own porcelain workshop.

The multi-functionality of the individual pieces creates a pleasant reduction to a few, balanced clear forms. These serve all essential requirements, are harmoniously coordinated with each other and effectively accentuate food and drinks.

The production of this very special collection is truly a technical challenge for the exceptionally experienced porcelain designer.

Helene Scharge Porzellan
Windmühlenstraße 31b
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 174 422 82 72

Direction: The way to Helene Scharge
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© Movie: Schnuppe von Gwinner & Alina Cyranek
© Portrait and products: Schnuppe von Gwinner

The goldsmith and designer Luise Neugebauer knows the art of enlivening the classical jewellery repertoire with lightness and refined surprises.

Unusual materials such as porcelain foil and graphic elements become a natural part of her jewellery, made of recycled gold and silver.

Using her jewellery collections, which playfully follow the philosophy of "less is more" without much pomp, she creates individual pieces of jewellery made to measure and for every occasion.

Luise Neugebauer Schmuck
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 79
04275 Leipzig

Phone: +49 163 477 27 44

Direction: The way to Luise Neugebauer
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© Movie: Schnuppe von Gwinner & Alina Cyranek
© Portrait: Schnuppe von Gwinner
© Products: The object images are from Rainer Schäle, Studio Pixelgold, Wuppertal
© Workshop: Photographer Iona Dutz

The small object and furniture collections of STUDIO OINK, which are mostly produced in limited editions, move on the threshold between art and design.

STUDIO OINK, founded in 2013 by interior designer Lea Korzeczek and product designer Matthias Hiller, inspires its international clients with tailor-made high-quality interior concepts for private and public spaces.

Her credo is fulfilled in finding a successful balance between poetry and function, between simplicity and playfulness.

Georg-Schumann-Straße 132
04155 Leipzig

Phone: +49 179 53 23 102

Direction: Lea Korzeczek & Matthias Hiller
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© Photos: Matthias Hiller / STUDIO OINK

Elke Sadas' career as an artist was preceded by twelve years as a research technician in Germany, Italy and the USA.

Apparently she owes the discipline of science a methodical approach to examining the variety of ceramic processes in order to justify her creative freedom, her fascination for the abstract.

Each work is full of painterly brushstrokes that create powerful, dynamic colour fields. Drops fall from the brush. Scratches run along rough surfaces. Lines formed by form and colour lead the eye up and down and around.

Elke Sada takes full advantage of the versatility of tone and colour to create statements in her objects that make them unique.

Studio Elke Sada
Uhlandstraße 24
04177 Leipzig

Phone: +49 173 76 41 915

Direction: The way to Elke Sada
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© Elke Sada: Anthony Girardi
© Turtur (Hallstattpiece): Christoph Kremtz
© Anurus biarmicus (Hallstattpiece): Anthony Girardi
© Hallstattpiece in the studio: Elke Sada

In 2000, the furniture designer took over a workshop area of the cotton spinning mill Leipzig in order to realise his furniture designs in wood.

Since 2011, he has also been exhibiting the works of artisans friends of him in this charming ambience under the label Black and White Design. Torsten Franke is a trained piano maker who began his apprenticeship in 1980 at the Blüthner company and is still working there today, now only part-time.

He is interested in the interplay of construction, design and function, which characterises his own collection of furniture and lamps, which is remarkable in terms of craftsmanship and design.

Schwarz-Weiss Werkstattgalerie
Spinnereistraße 7
Baumwollspinnerei Haus 20, Eingang D
04179 Leipzig


Direction: The way to Torsten Franke
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© Portrait: Schnuppe von Gwinner
© Photo lamp: Rainer Justen
© Photo tray table: Nina Emilia Köllner
© Photo extending table: Gunter Binsack