Dialogue by Antje Dienstbir

Exhibition  /  24 Jun 2017  -  04 Aug 2017
Published: 20.06.2017

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My passion for the shape of the spoon was awakened during my studies, when the archaic process of forging spoons out of silver bars by hammering them into shape, was taught to me by master silversmith Rudolf Bott.

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Antje Dienstbir
I love working with silver, which is pre-destined to reproduce the finest forging structures and enhances the contours of objects with its cool colour. For a few years now I’ve also been making dark-tinted stoneware. I manufacture bowls to go with the spoons, by hammering a lump of stoneware clay. The strong variety in elasticity of the clay causes a rough effect, though the trimmed rims show their delicate lines. By applying the same method to different materials, the silver spoons and ceramic bowls enter into a dialogue together. / Antje Dienstbir