2022 Lias

Fragments of mining - Lias

        "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 first part of the work, which is about the lowest rock layer of the Alb, the Black Jura, deals with the stone broken by nature and its reification through design practice. Various conspicuous features and phenomena are assembled collage-like through our furniture-typological perception into 6 objects made of different fragments and staged in an installation. The resulting objects relate to and elude the typology of furniture. They do not specify a concrete use, nor do they pretend to carry any use at all in the classical sense. As a quotation from museum suspensions of fossils, metal connectors were designed to join the fragments of the stones together. They refer to the period of origin of the different stones by means of embossed dates.


Object 01: 45cm x 23cm x 40cm.
Object 02: 45cm x 30cm x 70cm.
Object 03: 40cm x 35cm x 100cm.
Object 04: 45cm x 23cm x 40cm.
Object 05: 45cm x 23cm x 40cm.


Production: stone workshop at
Abk Stuttgart.
    Research: Werkforum Dotternhausen, Museum Mühlhausen-Donau, Museum Waldstetten, Stadtmuseum Schelklingen.
Experts: Dr. Annette Schmid-Röhl - Geologist, Sabine Schädle.
   Photo credits: Kübra Temiz︎︎︎, Lenn Gerlach & Kyra Heilig.


Slate stone, burnished metal.

    Gerlach & Heilig

        Fragments of mining

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            2022 Dogger
            2022 Malm 

            2022 Book  

        Traditional Heritage

            2022 Glass
            2022 Furniture
            2022 Found Object

        T I H L

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        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