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Andrea Müller

Andrea Müller Ceramicist
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Wednesday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Phone:
+49 602127974

Finding structure in creativity

  • • Andrea works exclusively with Raku and sawdust firing
  • • She fell in love with clay at university
  • • Her work references Asian aesthetics

For almost 40 years Andrea Müller has refined her skills and expanded her knowledge of the materials she works with. Clay and porcelain form the basis of every work, processed by experienced hands and finished with a Raku or sawdust firing. Over the years, she has gradually defined her aesthetic. Her works are characterised by shapes such as cylinders or spheres, which she combines in myriad ways, always following the golden ratio. This structured approach to creation has produced a distinctive oeuvre, which has been recognised internationally. Her works can be found in private collections and museums including the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin and Schloss Pilnitz in Dresden.

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Works

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Photo: © Andrea Müller
Vase

This hand turned vessel, crafted from chamotte clay, is an example of Andrea’s ongoing investigation into firing processes and random fluctuations in the finishing. This piece was partially covered with two layers of glaze, and special effects were accidentally created during the Raku firing process at 1,000°C.

Diameter 25 kg
Height 32 cm

Andrea Müller Ceramicist
Photo: © Andrea Müller
High figurine vase

Made of chamotte clay, this vase was shaped by hand to abstractly evoke the form of the human body. It was finished with two layers of glaze and fired at a low temperature using the Raku technique.

Diameter 20 kg
Height 95 cm

Andrea Müller Ceramicist
Photo: © Andrea Müller
Tea cup

This hand turned vessel, crafted from chamotte clay, is an example of Andrea’s ongoing investigation into firing processes and random fluctuations in the finishing. This bowl, created for the tea ceremony, was partially covered with layers of glaze and fired at a low temperature using the Raku technique.

Diameter 12 kg
Height 9 cm

Andrea Müller Ceramicist
Photo: © Andrea Müller
Kumme

This hand turned vessel, crafted from chamotte clay, is an example of Andrea’s ongoing investigation into firing processes and random fluctuations in the finishing. This water container, created for the tea ceremony, was partially covered with layers of glaze and fired at a low temperature using the Raku technique.

Diameter 20 kg
Height 19 cm

Andrea Müller Ceramicist
Photo: © Andrea Müller
Large bowl

This large hand shaped bowl made of chamotte clay was fired with the low-firing Raku process. The piece was removed from the kiln while red hot, which gave the glaze a special effect.

Diameter 50 kg
Height 25 cm

Andrea Müller Ceramicist

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