2022 Dogger

Fragments of mining - Dogger

        "Fragments of mining" is a collection of the fragments of quarrying, derived from the different potentials found in the three major sedimentary layers of the Swabian Jura; I.Lias, II.Dogger and III.Malm. For each layer a separate working part was developed.

The second part is about the middle rock layer of the Swabian Alb, the brown Jura. With tools, man opens up the material and knowledge autodidactically. Through the haptic, visual and olfactory experience, the connections of geology can be understood on a more profound level. In the course of the project, tools for stone quarrying such as work clothes and tools were designed. Raw materials from the Dogger and its periphery were used. Due to the geology, there are barren meadows around the Dogger layer, the soils are hardly suitable for agricultural cultivation, so sheep have always been grazed, which is how a flourishing textile industry developed in the region. The rocks of the Dogger are rich in ore from which steel can be made. These raw materials such as wool, juniper wood and iron were used to create working equipment consisting of a hammer, chisel, overtrousers, gloves and a printed wool cloth.


Overtrousers: unisex size.
Hammer: 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 23cm
Chisel: 5cm x 3cm x 18cm
Gloves: size M.
Printed wool cloth: 45cm x 45cm.


Material support: Gabriel︎︎︎Mey︎︎︎.
Research: Werkforum Dotternhausen, Museum Mühlhausen-Donau, Museum Waldstetten, Stadtmuseum Schelklingen.
    Photo credits: Kübra Temiz︎︎︎, Lenn Gerlach & Kyra Heilig.

Model: Kathrin Alischer.


Sheep wool, juniper wood, iron, screen printing ink.

    Gerlach & Heilig

        Fragments of mining

            2022 Lias
            2022 Dogger
            2022 Malm 

            2022 Book  

        Traditional Heritage

            2022 Glass
            2022 Furniture
            2022 Found Object

        T I H L

            2021 Profile Hook

        Corpus exersere

            2021 Mat & Bands
            2021 Leather Weights

        Hammered Scapes

            2021 Hammered Stool
            2020 Hammered Trays
            2019 Mirror Circle
            2019 Hammered Scapes

        Ruins of Present

            2019 Ruin Vessels