Caudia Biehne "Lumos" - Leipzig/ Germany
Flowers, leaves, fabric and paper function as the basis for the unique patterns of Claudia Biehne’s group of works “Lumos”. The diverse materials are first wrought with much skill and creative insight into a simple auxiliary form. The casting, with a particularly difficult-to-manufacture porcelain mixture, is quite free. During the drying process the edges of the pieces are trimmed as little as possible. Three oxidizing firings with temperatures up to 1270 degrees und heat convection in the kiln give the “Lumos" pieces their final form.
The basic principles of two classic techniques apply to the objects in the “Lumos” series. The first is so-called “rice grain” technique (the burning of organic materials) and the other is lithophany (creating an image through walls of varying thickness with contre-jour). Casting forms serve merely as auxiliary forms, not as final dimensions.
The porcelain creations required many years of daily experimentation and personal expressive power to become an independent and mature work, from first concept to fully developed objects.
Claudia Biehne’s objects pique significant attention at German and international expo-sitions. They are part of various collections in museums and private spaces alike.
Awards (a selection):
2016: EUNIQUE Award/ Germany, 2015: CERCO - 2nd prize, Saragossa/ Spain, 2014: „MINO“ – prize of the jury/ Japan, 2013: Award of the Saxon State Ministery/ Germany + Cheongju International Craft Biennale - honorable mention / South Korea