Fanny Sennheiser has created the ceramic brands Smiling Table and Tender Love. Since 2011, she has been designing and creating her own poetic ceramics. All handmade in her workshop in Zurich, the ceramics are made from the finest porcelain and inspired by her childhood memories, travels or impressions captured in nature.
Fanny Sennheiser was raised in a family of culturally interested people, and her childhood was marked by a mother who gave her a taste for beautiful things and of the creation. Other guardian figures influence her vision of elegance and simplicity: Andrée Putman, family friend, Niki de Saint Phalle and Piet stockmans.
Today the brand continues to develop between artistic collaborations with illustrators, private commissions and exhibitions.
Porcelain, this noble and fragile material is at the heart of Fanny Sennheiser's work. She creates everyday objects which inspire through their simplicity and aesthetic poetry. Each piece is hand-crafted by the artist who graduated at the Zurich University of the Arts.
The liquid porcelain is made from kaolin, clay, feldspar and silica, i. e. from purely natural raw materials. In addition, the franco-swiss blends directly natural pigments, which enable the high colour intensity.
After casting the basic mould, the blank is dried and then fired at 1020° Celsius. Thus, the porcelain loses its formability, shrinks by about 30% and gets its final shape. Each object is then glazed by hand and fired again at 1260° Celsius. As a result, the glaze and porcelain join together for good, resulting in the final colour and shape.
Finally, each object receives the signet of Fanny Sennheiser, a lotus flower. The lotus blossom stands for the beauty that arises from earth and dust to fully unfold in the light.