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Christiane Toewe

Artist's Work


    Work introduction

    Light, Lightness and Movement

    These three concepts have always characterised the work of Christiane Toewe.


    A ten-year education in all areas of ceramic art, design theory and media design, characterized by curiosity and experimental enthusiasm, marks the exciting path of an artist who is constantly prepared for new challenges and passionately dedicates herself to porcelain as a material.

    From small and fine objects to large and filigree porcelain sculptures, you are constantly developing new forms and contents. The charm of translucency, combined with a balancing act of technology, a feeling for the play with the material and the sheer joy of creativity have paved the way for new works that have appeared continuously since 1990.

    In combination with light, the aesthetic atmosphere is enhanced by filigree porcelain.

    The luminous objects disappear in their own light and overcome the limits of materiality. The shadows and light reflections that the objects cast on the wall, the interaction between sculpture and space, reinforce this impression even more.


    The space-filling installations of porcelain and light are impressive. The museum works are conceived with programmed, modelled light and fill the space. They describe socially relevant contents. The viewer often recognizes their deep meaning only at second glance. The examination of social and existential themes creeps in via the aesthetic effect of the works.

    The artistic statements are supplemented by sound, photos, graphics and/or videos.

    Standing and hanging lamps enrich the working and private rooms of all those who appreciate light.

    Since 1994 in Bamberg, Germany, the works of Toewe porcelain meanwhile found its way into the world. Light in its most beautiful form.

    Artist Biography

    2018 / 19 Residenz Artist int. Studio, Taoxichuan/Jingdezhen, China
    2015 Exchange artist with Kunming/China

    2013 Deputy Chairman Kunstraum JETZT!

    2008-14 Chairman Professional Association for Fine Artists (BBK) Upper Franconia

    2001 Multi Media Designer

    1997 First works as Photo and Video artist

    1995 Member of BBK Upper Franconia (Obf.)

    1994 Opening of workshop in Bamberg

    1993 Master Certificate in Ceramic, Koblenz

    1990 Exchange program student College of Art and Design, Farnham/ England

    1990 Study tour to Hong Kong and China

    1988-91 Student at the College for Ceramic Design, Höhr-Grenzhausen/ WW

    1985-87 Apprenticeship as Ceramicist


    Since 1990 continual participation in exhibitions in Germany and abroad. (short list)

    2019 feel the rain, Solo exhibition, Jingdezhen, China

    2019 LuGoLake Projekt, Yuan Xiaocen Art Museum, Kunming, China

    2019 translucent, Solo, Collection Ludwig, Museum Old City Hall, Bamberg, Germany

    2018 Porzcelain Biennale, Museum Albrechtsburg, Meißen, Germany

    2017 Int. North Europe Ceramic, Xiamen, China

    2017 Whispering bottles, Solo, Ortung, Biennale, Old Synagogue, Schwabach, Germany

    2017 Roots, Culture Center St. Gangolf, Hollfeld, Germany

    2017 ARTexchange crossroads, Arca Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2017+ 2018 heaven | hell, Gallery HOP, Bamberg, Germany

    2016 INSPIRED, TaoXiChuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen, China

    2016 TRIO 5 , Pinzenberg Keller, Schwabach, Germany

    2015 Zwei Positionen der Kunst, Yuan Xiaocen Art Museum, Kunming, China

    2014 WA(H)RE Kunst, Hofgartenhalle, Kunstverein Coburg, Germany

    1998 4th. INT. BIENNIAL FOR CERAMICS, Museum of Modern Ägyptian Art, Kairo, Egypt

    1993 INT. CERAMIC ART COMPETITION, Museo Int.delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy

    1991 CERAMIQUE, Musée Municipal de Semur en Auxois, France



    2019 Berganza Award, Art Assosiation Bamberg

    2018+19 Artist in Residence Jingdezhen/ China

    2018 Artist of Month, Metropolitan Nuremberg

    2017 ORTUNG X #imZeichendesGoldes, Audience Award, Schwabach

    2017 Roots, int. Exhibition, ART Hollfeld

    2015 Artist’s Scholarship/ Bamberg City and Region

    2014 Recognition Award Union of Franconian Artists, Kulmbach

    1999 2nd prize International Cyber Space Ceramic Art Competition, London, GB

    1998 Silver Medal Biennial for Ceramic Art, Cairo, Egypt

    1989 Special Prize Dekor, Rastal, WW, Germany