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Jochen Rüth

Jochen Rüth Ceramicist
Contact
German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 90971814
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The natural forces of decay

  • • Jochen surpasses the traditional material limits
  • • He recreates the natural aesthetic of decay
  • • He combines intention with spontaneity

Through his interest in sculpture, Jochen Rüth found his way to working with clay while still in school, “I made my first hand shaped bowls and sculptural objects”. From 1981 to 1985 he had the opportunity to gain experience in three different ceramic workshops and ever since, he has been fascinated by ceramics, the closeness to the elements, playing with earth and fire. Jochen recreates decay and weathering by taming the elements, and using them to create striking visual effects. A traditional education in ceramics would have been too limiting to his creativity and therefore was incompatible with his urge to experiment. Since 1986 he has followed an unorthodox way of making.

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Works

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Shino Bowl

This stoneware bowl was wheel thrown and then altered by hand. The final shaped vessel, orange hues contrasting against a lighter white background, has been finished with a shino glaze coating and fired in a gas kiln.

Length 9 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 11 cm

Jochen Rüth Ceramicist
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Shino Bowl

This stoneware bowl was wheel thrown and then altered by hand. The final shaped vessel, orange hues contrasting against a lighter white background, has been finished with a shino glaze coating and fired in a gas kiln.

Height 13.5 cm
Width 9 cm

Jochen Rüth Ceramicist
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Shino Bowl

This stoneware bowl was wheel thrown and then altered by hand. The final shaped vessel, orange-brown hues contrasting against a lighter grey background, has been finished with a shino glaze coating and fired in a gas kiln.

Length 8.5 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 11 cm

Jochen Rüth Ceramicist
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Sculptural Vase

This sculptural vase was hand built from stoneware. The formed vessel has been covered with sawdust and charcoal and fired in a gas kiln. In doing so, the texture and colour of the sawdust and charcoal are transferred to the cooked stoneware.

Length 29 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 21 cm

Jochen Rüth Ceramicist

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