For thirty years now, in her small studio, Heidi Bereiter- Hahn has been producing vessels for an elegant environment and for the art of classical Ikebana. She was inspired by the clear formal language and technical perfection of the Ikenobo School in Japan, which is very similar to her way of working. Her creations convince also by well balanced shapes and serene colours.
In addition to stone ware her interest is focused on low temperature firing. Her most favourite technique is a type of production known as sagger firing. The surface of the polished but not glazed vessels provides an outmost optical and haptic feeling. The bright and dark play of shades on the surface develops during the firing process in an accurately fitting sagger which partially is filled with organic material and metal salts. The technique gives the impression of an ink painting or a watercolour painting on a three-dimensional background. Although abdicating the protecting layer of glaze the vessels can be well used because they are watertight.