ANNA DIEKMANN © 2019

PORCELAIN

I fell in love with porcelain a few years ago. To work with porcelain generally requires a lot of patience and is a process divided in many single steps. It also requires a general acceptance of failure since it is a very delicate and challenging material. 

But porcelain is also a material with seemingly endless possibilities to experiment with, reguarding different techniques, textures, glazes etc. 

 

My work process creates monochrome families of vessels, playing with soft color-gradients and their subtle nuances. Due to the slipcasting technique the prodution process becomes somewhat visible in the surface of the pieces, as the flowing streams of the colored porcelain are frozen in the objects surface, creating unpredictable cloudlike patterns.

Every piece of my collection is designed and created by myself, incuding the spinning of the forms, making the moulds etc. Being able to handle the whole process from the idea to the final object gives me great freedom in the way I work.

​I produce all my porcelain pieces in a shared creative studio in Berlin Wedding.

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID BIENE & ANNA DIEKMANN