|FRANZISKA M. KÖLLNER||DE EN|
The preference for human figures is visibly reflected in my sculptural works.The transition from naturalistic to abstract is an increasingly important field of interest for me. At the same time I work with the serial diversity of a topic that opens new perspectives. My objects are made in Rakutechnique, an ancient Asian firing method. The pieces are heated up to 1000 ° C in a gas kiln, then removed with long pliers from the fire, air quenched and placed in large metal containers which are filled with compostable materials such as sawdust and wood chips. Because of the still hot Raku pieces the chips begin to burn and creates a reducing atmosphere in the closed container. The carbon deposits in the cracks.Within this process the fire and the smoke plays a major role, so each piece gets his individual touch. A second important part of my work are utility ceramics, small series and individual pieces High quality, functionality and durability are extremely important to me and my private and business customers.