Fritz Rossmann (1958) works in porcelain; by preference he uses the Australian “Southern Ice” porcelain because of its clear whiteness and extreme transparency. Fritz Rossmann is the real perfectionist who knows to perfect imperfection and integrates it into challenging forms that mostly refer to utility ceramics. He finds his inspiration in classical ceramic forms as used in Egyptian and Greek pottery. Also Chinese ceramics from the Song period are examples for his way of glazing, resulting in mysterious colours like jade-green (celadon) and kingfisher-blue caused by the use of this “Southern Ice”. In his recent work he perforates the pot wand in fascinating patterns, so that the holes will be filled with glaze after firing ( Ling Long). This gives special effects when looked at in strong against-the-light.
N.B. look on the page in Dutch for new pieces at the exhibition”Six potters from Höhr-Grenzhausen.