Ulrike Weiss has operated her Ceramic Studio in Paris for the past 20 years. Since 2002, she has expanded her production to include glazed lava, the ideal material for her love of creating interesting contrasts in surface and color. Her product line offers a large variety of geometric, ornamental, or figurative motifs to create unusual and customized projects for wall and floor coverings. These tiles of glazed lava can also be used in conjunction with industrial tiles. A customized design can be developed in collaboration with you or your architect.
Origin of lava: Auvergne, France
Production process: The lava is mined from open-air quarries. Explosives are used to extract large blocks. Diamond saws are used to achieve finer cuts. Glazing and decoration take place in the Paris studio where pieces undergo several firings at 980° Celsius.
Usage: Wall and floor coverings for indoors and out, or tiles and tops for small furniture, or trivets.
Technical attributes: Wear-resistant, thermoconducting, frost- and fire-resistant.
Appearance: Dark, rough and porous, in interesting contrast to the colorful smooth glazed surface.
Sizes: Available in up to 300 mm x 300 mm (approximately 12” by 12”), and in thicknesses starting from 10 mm (approximately 0.4”). VITA
Ulrike Weiss born 1963 in Berlin.
1981 Graduatation from high school, Germany (Arbitur)
1984 – 88 Technical studies of ceramics at l’École superieure des arts appliques Duperré, Paris. Diploma in June 1988
Since 1990 Operating own studio in Paris. Design and production of functional objects, specializing in slip casting (earthenware and porcelain), electric kiln firings at 980°C and 1240°C
Since 2003 Production of glazed lava tiles for wall and floor coverings as well as for table tops or other small furniture; electric firing at 980°C