Elizabeth Fritzsche has worked with porcelain for 23 years. Fritzsche said the combination of materials and techniques required in porcelain production infuse it with a palpable spiritual quality.
“I love working with porcelain’s smooth butter-like texture that produces an almost spiritual translucency when fired. Porcelain is a perfect medium that forms a strong relationship with the artist. It has a unique inner resonance, delicacy and beauty shared by no other clay body,” Fritzsche said.
Though Fritzsche honors the Arita tradition she has moved away from traditional forms and techniques. Her wheel works and sculptures exploit the plasticity of the clay that allows her to create paper thin edges, controlled indentations and inventive calligraphic designs that have become her signature style. In her most recent sculptures Fritzsche juxtaposes pure porcelain with tough cast iron forms.