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Kristina Rothe

Kristina Rothe Papermaker
Contact
German, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 17664901758
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Sculpting in paper

  • • Kristina creates urns and vessels from handmade paper
  • • She uses plant fibres as her basic material
  • • She was shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize 2017

It was a lucky coincidence that Kristina Rothe found her way to the material that would have a long lasting effect on her creative practice: paper. During her studies at the University of Applied Arts Schneeberg “the papermaking course was a rather marginal proposition”, but for her it was a revelation. Entranced by paper, she spent most of her student days in the paper workshop, refining her knowledge and pushing the material's limits. As a result of this immersive process she was shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize in 2017 and for the European Prize for Applied Arts in 2018.

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Works

  • © Florian Glaubitz
  • © Scippics.de
  • © Florian Glaubitz
  • © Florian Glaubitz
  • © Scippics.de
Photo: © Florian Glaubitz
Kreuz (Cross) urn

Kristina uses white paper hand-made from hemp fibres shaped over a plaster mould to make discreet funeral urns for holding the ashes of loved ones, an alternative to the conventional black of our funeral culture. The material is stable and robust but also biodegradable.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Kristina Rothe Papermaker
Photo: © Scippics.de
Kreuz (Cross) urn

Kristina uses white paper hand-made from hemp fibres shaped over a plaster mould to make discreet funeral urns for holding the ashes of loved ones, an alternative to the conventional black of our funeral culture. The material is stable and robust but also biodegradable.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Kristina Rothe Papermaker
Photo: © Florian Glaubitz
Raute (Diamond) urn

Kristina uses white paper hand-made from hemp fibres to make discreet funeral urns for holding the ashes of our loved ones, an alternative to the conventional black of our funeral culture. For this model, the surface patterns were obtained by shaping the pulp on a negative mould. The material is stable and robust but also biodegradable.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Kristina Rothe Papermaker
Photo: © Florian Glaubitz
Streifen (Stripes) urn

Kristina uses white paper hand-made from hemp fibres to make discreet funeral urns for our loved ones. For this model, the textile-like surface was obtained by shaping the pulp on a negative mould. The material is stable and robust but also biodegradable.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Kristina Rothe Papermaker
Photo: © Scippics.de
Karo urn

Kristina uses white paper hand-made from hemp fibres to make discreet funeral urns for our loved ones, an alternative to the conventional black of our funeral culture. For this model, the textile-like surface was obtained by shaping the pulp on a negative mould. The material is stable and robust but also biodegradable.

Height 28 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Kristina Rothe Papermaker

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