Behind the Scenes shots and stills of the Documentary ‘Meerohr’; ongoing documentary short film for Schloss Hollenegg for Design and Marie Janssen.

Over the last few months we’ve been working on a documentary following the process of making ‘Meerohr’, an art project about the longing for the sea by Marie Janssen at Schloss Hollenegg for Design. In spring 2021 Marie started modeling almost two tonnes of clay in the shape of an abalone sea shell. The resulting ceramic piece, which has a complex structure of air chambers supported by buttresses, is unique in its size, measuring almost four meters. Such large pieces of ceramic are extremely rare due to the high probability of them exploding in the firing and due to the complexity of building kilns of such dimensions.