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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.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
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.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
The flat, raised outer part of a plate, especially distinct in soup plates.
Blue Silent is especially successful at highlighting the well.The bottom of a plate. Our collection
The ring on which the plate stands.
The pourer of a jug or a carafe that hopefully never drips!
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.
The body refers to an unfired ceramic product before its transformation into a blank.