Dorothee Wenz
1968 Born in Marburg
1990–1995 Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, study of art education and visual arts, diploma
1996 Förderpreis [development grant] Ceramics Offenburg
1999 Grassi Prize of Carl u. Anneliese Goerdeler Foundation
2021 Palatinate Prize for Arts and Crafts
2022 State Prize for Arts and Crafts Rhineland-Palatinate
since 1995 Independent artist in Schwabenheim

Dorothee Wenz

In the world of Dorothee Wenz, on the one hand, there are fine-toned, colorfully opulent vessels, on the other hand earthy hybrid beings that reflect human characters and inner attitudes. Both are part of a great desire for expression, imagination and design. The large vessels are not thrown on the wheel, but build up by hand of differently colored clay. After firing and an elaborate grinding process, the surfaces surprise with their velvety softness and smoothness. The hybrid beings develop their characters during the creative process of making. Most impressively are the characters of hare, donkey, sheep or fish emerge in dialogue with their partners.

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