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Iris Roth

  • Ceramicist
  • Milan, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Iris Roth Ceramicist
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 3337883117
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Ceramics inspired by daily rituals

  • • Iris was introduced to pottery by her father
  • • Her style is warm, earthy and minimalist
  • • Ancient cultures and lifestyles fuel her research

Born to a German father and a French-Swiss mother, Iris Roth moved to Milan when she was 15. Today she lives on the outskirts of the city, away from the fashionable streets and fancy restaurants. Her home is in the semi-industrial, semi-rural area known as Quartiere Adriano and her workshop is in the working-class neighbourhood of Dergano, in some ways Iris’ surroundings seem to reflect the aesthetic of her work: nothing too posh, nothing too stuffy, no formality. Just simple living and good taste. Iris is an interior designer as well as a ceramist: her homewear collection originates from researching all aspects of the art of living. She is interested in whether everyday objects influence your lifestyle, or whether it is the opposite: the work of an artisan is influenced by daily rituals.

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Soup plates

This set of soup plate forms part of the White Collection. The plates were handturned in white clay and finished with a white, dishwasher safe glaze.

Height 4 cm
Diameter 23 cm

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Espresso cup & saucer

Espresso cup & saucer in terracotta from Iris’ Earth Collection. They were turned on the wheel and finished with a transparent, dishwasher safe glaze.

Height 6 cm
Diameter 5 cm
Height 1 cm
Diameter 11 cm

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Vase from the Fragile Beings series, a 2019 limited edition created for the Nero Desin Gallery. This unique piece was handcrafted in white clay and finished with a white cream glaze.

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Hand-turned ceramic plate set from Iris’ White Collection. They have been finished with a white, dishwasher safe glaze.

Diameter 12 cm
Diameter 17 cm
Diameter 20 cm
Diameter 29 cm

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