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Claudia Biehne

Claudia Biehne Porcelain maker
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+49 341260 8530
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Keeping an open mind

  • • Claudia first encountered porcelain in Luxembourg...
  • • ...when she was an au pair for a family who ran a ceramics workshop
  • • She now works in Saxony, the cradle of European porcelain

Claudia Biehne opened her porcelain workshop in 2004, after taking a postgraduate course at HfKD Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, Germany, and studying further in Luxembourg, Prague and Helsinki. After her studies, she took a functional vase that she had designed and cut it into pieces, from which she built something new and non-functional. It was the first object that kickstarted the type of work she does today. Though she now possesses a strong base of skills and knowledge, every day she has what she calls her "first-time moment": the desire to start something new is always present in her work.

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Works

  • © Stefan Passing
  • © Stefan Passing
  • © Stefan Passing
Photo: © Stefan Passing
Between the Tides (series)

This handmade white porcelain sculpture is part of Claudia’s Between the Tides series, which has been sculpted by assembling numerous pieces of intricately worked porcelain piece by piece. When placed side by side and fired, the pieces are almost translucent.

Length 36 cm
Width 58 cm
Height 49 cm

Photo: © Stefan Passing
Between the Tides (series)

This handmade white porcelain sculpture is part of Claudia’s Between the Tides series, which has been sculpted by assembling numerous pieces of intricately worked porcelain piece by piece. Because of this method of assembly, Claudia uses a support material to which the porcelain adheres; it burns away when the final sculpture is fired.

Length 60 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 35 cm

Photo: © Stefan Passing
Lumo (series)

Flowers, leaves, fabric and paper are the foundation of the unique patterns in Claudia Biehne’s series Lumos. The porcelain shapes in this series have been hand cast, which is just one small step in the long process of creating the finished work, whose surface has been intricately worked.

Length 11 cm
Height 18 cm

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