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Gabi Ehrminger

Gabi Ehrminger Ceramicist
Contact
German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 (0)7732988553
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Wood fired ceramics

  • • Gabi uses elementary abstract shapes
  • • Every piece is burnished with smooth stones
  • • The wood firing adds an archaic element to the process

Gabi Ehrminge creates intriguing shapes out from clay on the potter’s wheel. The resulting pieces appear distant as they only just touch the ground they rest on. With smooth stones, the semidry clay is continuously compressed. Through burnishing, Gabi creates an immaculate surface, it is a process of densification. Using an ancient technique, once practiced in the Neolithic age, Gabi allows for temporal density and creates an antithesis to the fast paced present. Her creativity has been recognised with awards at events in Naturns, Italy and Iznang, Germany, as well as the Staatspreis Baden-Württemberg 2020.

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Works

  • ©Felix Ehrminger
  • ©Felix Ehrminger
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  • ©Felix Ehrminger
  • ©Felix Ehrminger
Photo: ©Felix Ehrminger
Double-walled vessel

This vessel is handbuilt from kaolinite clay (white clay) and hand thrown on a potter’s wheel. The surface is burnished, a technique used to polish the ceramic without the use of glazes. Gabi Ehrminger combines distinctive shapes and the smoothness of pure clay with the lively traces of fire from different wood firings.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Photo: ©Felix Ehrminger
Double-walled vessel

When treating the surface of this dark double-walled vessel, hand thrown from kaolinite clay on the pottery wheel, Gabi Ehrminger burnished the surface, a technique used to polish the ceramic without the use of glazes. She combines distinctive shapes and the smoothness of pure clay with the lively traces of fire from different wood firings.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Photo: ©Felix Ehrminger
Double-walled vessel

The surface of this oval ceramic vessel, hand thrown from kaolinite clay on a potter’s wheel, has been burnished, a technique of decorating the ceramic surface without the use of glazes. Gabi Ehrminger combines distinctive shapes and the smoothness of pure clay with the lively traces of fire from different wood firings.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 17.5 cm

Photo: ©Felix Ehrminger
Double-walled vessel

The surface of this oval ceramic vessel has been burnished, a technique of decorating the ceramic surface without the use of glazes. The oval vessel is hand thrown from kaolinite clay on a potter’s wheel before being fired multiple times. Gabi Ehrminger combines distinctive shapes and the smoothness of pure clay with the lively traces of fire from different wood firings.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Photo: ©Felix Ehrminger
Double-walled vessel

The surface of this oval ceramic vessel has been burnished, a technique of decorating the ceramic surface without the use of glazes, creating an interplay between distinct colours that meld into one another. The oval vessel is hand thrown from kaolinite clay on a potter’s wheel before being fired multiple times. Gabi Ehrminger combines distinctive shapes and the smoothness of pure clay with the lively traces of fire from different wood firings.

Height 9.5 cm
Diameter 20 cm

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