About us

Hering Berlin beaker collections

Being interested in the ancient art of porcelain making as a young girl was somewhat due to the time she grew up in, says Stefanie Hering. “In the 1980s, we all wanted to be either goldsmiths or potters and so I just started creating things on the potter’s wheel.” Fortunately – because Stefanie Hering, founder and CEO of Hering Berlin, the youngest porcelain manufacturer in the capital, has been creating a product throughout the years, that private customers and top chefs are raving about: sensual bisque porcelain for daily use, extremely durable, “hygienic to the max”, as Stefanie Hering says, and eco-friendly on top of everything else.

The unglazed collections with evocative names such as Cielo, Velvet or Pulse delight customers with their velvety soft, sensual surface – the unmistakable hallmark of the manufactory, which has positioned itself at the top level of renowned porcelain manufacturers since 1999. At its foundation, there is a simple, yet elegant recipe for success: Hering Berlin manufactures traditionally hand-crafted, elegant and contemporary tableware for everyday use. People in over 20 countries around the world are enjoying their food from our dinnerware. Because what could be more beautiful than the enjoyment of a hand-made, unique piece!

The Manufacturers

Hering Berlin manufacture

Working with the best manufacturers in Germany is like a journey through time and tradition. When selecting our production partners, we are as consistent as with our design: Hering Berlin exclusively manufactures in handicraft businesses in Germany, which have preserved their knowledge over generations. With their passion for perfection, they refine each of our pieces into unique ones.

Matte bisque porcelain – the hallmark of Hering Berlin comes from Thuringia
We do not produce pieces to put in a showcase, but exquisite usable porcelain for every occasion. To prepare finest tableware for daily use requires talent, courage and technical perfection. Our master porcelain makers are employing elaborate craftsmanship at the manufactory in Reichenbach to create each individual object of exquisite bisque porcelain in its full beauty, to integrate extraordinary techniques into sophisticated designs and to create timeless artworks of sensuous feel, stability and longevity.

Finest cuts – glass art from Theresienthal 
If drinking glasses feel wonderful to the touch, artfully refract the light and the colour of the wine alternates between red and deep red, it is clear that this is the work of glass makers, cutters and engravers. Hering Berlin's glass collection boasts an elegant minimalist design, transparency, and a sophisticated structure. Since 1836, the Theresienthal Manufactory has committed itself to making mouth-blown glass art that meets exceptionally high quality standards.

Bright moments – the Stuttgart-based family business Steng 
It takes light to make delicate bisque porcelain and finely cut mouth-blown glass shine. Designer Stefanie Hering has realised that her matt, unglazed hard-paste porcelain is durable, heat-resistant and thin enough to also work with light in a technically and aesthetically convincing manner. Steng Licht from Stuttgart helps with the technical implementation of the light creations by Hering Berlin – even the most extravagant lighting dreams can become a reality.

Small porcelain glossary

Hering Berlin manufacture

It is never too late to learn, and even if you already have the feeling that you are well versed in the field of producing fine porcelain, our small product information header might be able to close an information gap or two.

Bisque porcelain
Bisque is porcelain in its original, unaltered form: pure porcelain, unglazed. It fascinates with its matte surface, which feels pleasantly smooth, and an irresistible, slightly transparent look. In part, bisque porcelain has even better properties in terms of density, hardness, stability and resistance to abrasion and especially scratches than glazed porcelain. After being fired at 1,400 degrees Celsius (2,550°F), bisque porcelain doesn’t have a single pore, preventing any penetration of dirt. This is what makes bisque porcelain wonderfully easy to clean.

Decor
Porcelain is decorated by applying decorative foils or by hand painting. A common practice is the so-called inglaze as the basis for further processing. Decors using precious metals such as gold, silver or platinum are the highest quality decors. They are usually applied by porcelain painters. Extremely special or valuable items will be decorated by porcelain plate painters. 

Shellac painting
The oldest lacquer in the world comes from the secretions of a small bug from which the resin is obtained. Originally used order to pour porcelain in plaster moulds, we now use shellac in the Pulse collection. The bodies are painted with raw lacquer and are later carefully washed out. The areas previously painted with shellac remain elevated and are therefore thicker than the rest of the porcelain with differences in transparency as well.

Lip
The flat, raised outer part of a plate, especially distinct in soup plates.

Well
The bottom of a plate. Our collection Blue Silent is especially successful at highlighting the well.

Foot ring
The ring on which the plate stands.

Spout
The pourer of a jug or a carafe that hopefully never drips!

Kumme (in German)
A bowl-like vessel whose shape doesn’t compromise. The “Kumme” is Stefanie Hering's favourite word in the vocabulary of porcelain! Curious? The article mentioned can be seen here.

High-fired cobalt
The “heavenly” oxide is brilliant blue and has extreme colour depth. The name cobalt is derived from Latin “coelestis”. It is also extremely heat-resistant and, as a ceramic glaze, can withstand the high firing temperatures as well as daily cleaning in the dishwasher. High-fired cobalt is particularly beautiful in Blue Silent.

Matt and bright gold
Carefully applied with a brush, matt gold (genuine gold in an extremely fine powder) is still dark brown, almost black. After the firing, matt gold will look golden, but only after burnishing, it gets the real golden shine, also called burnish gold. We exclusively use pure precious metals.

Body
The body refers to an unfired ceramic product before its transformation into a blank.