THE IN-CLAY-DIBLE REGINA HEINZ



 

 




A-Gent of Style was doing some research about constructivist ceramics and came across today’s recipient by fluke thanks to the pictorial whirlwind that is Pinterest.

Taking inspiration from the mountainous landscapes of her home country Austria, London-based architectural ceramicist Regina Heinz creates hand-built, three-dimensional objects sculptural ceramics, ceramic reliefs and wall pieces. I was immediately drawn to her work as it reminded me of two of my favourite ceramicists, Elizabeth Fritsch and Lucie Rie.




 Fascinated by the softness and malleability of wet clay, Heinz has developed a special slab building technique to construct free-standing sculptures and relief pieces for wall hanging. Slabs are rolled out and then “tailored”: joined, pushed, folded, stretched and incised until the piece has taken on its final shape and expression, yet the material has retained its original softness and surface texture. Basic geometric patterns and structures are distilled from nature and form the vocabulary of her designs. Coloured glazes, slips and oxides are hand-painted on in thin layers.

 Heinz’s work is abstract but evocative, displaying an organic and sensual quality, reminiscent of human skin and the undulating “landscape” of a body. Each piece is exclusive, combining form, surface texture and colour in a unique way.

 




A-Gent of Style would love one of her sculptural ‘vases’ or to commission Heinz to create one of her walls and use it as a room divider or screen. Divine!


Here’s an insight in Regina Heinz’s striking visual language and original technique which would make a fabulous statement in any décor.

































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