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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.

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Anton-Zickmantel-Straße 41
04249 Leipzig


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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

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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

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Every animal has its nature and every being has relatives. Katrin Aichinger's soft toy studio is the birthplace of wonderful creatures made of mohair and other fabrics, which she not only creates but also inspires with an eye for the essential and a great deal of skill.

You can find love at first sight there as well as the faithful comforter, the strong companion or simply a nice cuddly toy. Katrin Aichinger lovingly recognises and embroiders the individual faces full of character and provides them with handmade glass eyes from Lauscha in Thuringia.

From the whale to the pocket monster, from the chattering duck to the teddy classic – each has its own personal expression.

Stofftieratelier Aichinger
Kochstraße 98
04277 Leipzig

Telefon: 0152 03 82 21 28

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In her graphic studio, Katja Zwirnmann combines book design, printed graphics and book binding. The spectrum ranges from artists' books and graphic series to original graphic playing cards and light objects. Her work thus ranges from free graphics to applied art.

Visitors to her workshop shop will also find a selection of original graphic books, postcards and playing cards as well as hand-bound writing books.

As commissioned bookbinding work, small editions and unique copies are bound in high quality, and cassettes, folders and albums are custom-made. And if a long-time book love goes out of glue, a firm binding is provided again.

Graphic Studio Katja Zwirnmann
Spinnereistraße 7
Building 3, Gate 13
04179 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 495 66 26
Mobil: 0172 346 60 90

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As head master of the Leipzig musical instrument maker's craft, the experienced oboist Uwe Dönert, together with the clarinetist Damaris Kuban and his team, offers first-class instruments and a high standard of repair.

The new construction of clarinets and woodwind instruments is just as much a part of the expertise of their woodwind studio as the range of first-class student instruments and high-quality soloist models from renowned manufacturers.

Their experience is valued by professional musicians from all over the world who entrust them with their instruments for general inspections and repairs.

Holzblas-Atelier Uwe Döhnert
Sebastian-Bach-Straße 20
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 14 99 451

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The master violin maker Jürgen Manthey builds stringed instruments – violins, violas and cellos – following classical models which he recreates by purely handcrafting them using high-quality woods and self made oil varnish.

The results are instruments that come very close to the originals both in sound and appearance.

His instruments, which have been awarded numerous prizes for sound and construction, enjoy an international reputation and are played by many professional musicians.

Jürgen Manthey Geigenbau
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 77
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 22 47 763

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Travelling years as part of his training as a brass instrument maker took Matthias Vogt all over the world. Today he uses his knowledge and skills for his customers all over the world.

His passion for music allows him to maintain intensive contact with the music scene in Germany and Europe, which always offers him enough starting points for professional and personal development.

In his workshop, the focus is on the craft: repair, new construction and special conversions of brass instruments from trumpet to tuba.

passion in brass
Zschochersche Straße 28
04229 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 870 63 58

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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

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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

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