the maker: Ulla Kinzler

The objects I create are not perfect, as perfection is practically impossible to achieve - in any aspect of life. My objects rather have a soul, they tell a story and transmit a message. 

Ulla Kinzler

Born in 1967, I currently live and work in Teolo, Italy. I am a self-taught ceramist with experiences in various technologies and approaches. 

Ceramic development

After beginning with RAKU (2005) and BOCKERO (2006) an extensive course taught by a good friend followed and was instrumental in fostering my interest to learn more and to experiment varied approaches and technologies in the ceramic field.

I studied under: 

  • Daniela Barone 
  • Maestro Giovanni Cimatti
  • Robert Cooper
  • Shozo Michikawa 
  • Owen Quinlan
  • Maestro Elia Ravenna
  • Roberto dal Sasso
  • Nico Toniolo
  • Kazuko Uga 


courses attended: 

  • eternally polished at ceramics & colours - Faenza
  • pottery labyrinth at ceramics & colours - Faenza
  • zoomorfiche forms at officine safi - Milano
  • artistic glazes at officina delle arte libere - Padova
  • a thousand ways to decorate at officina safi - Milano
  • twisted sculptures at argilà - Faenza
  • experimental objects at officina safi - Milano
  • surfaces, textures and narratives at la mugletta - Padova
  • artistic glazes at officina delle arte libere - Padova
  • straordinarie costruzioni giapponesi at faenza art ceramic center
  • corso tecnico di ceramica at la bottega del tornio