Roland Summer is born in Feldkirch in Austria in 1955. He studied architecture at Technische Universität Graz from 1974 till 1980. He began to work with ceramics in 1981. From 1985 he opened own workshop in Velden, Carinthia in Austria. In 1998 he collaborated with the Staatliche Porzellan Manufaktur Meissen. In 2000 he founded workshop/gallery TERRA S. In 2007 he became member of AIC Geneve.
Pictures: Portrait of Roland Summer (source AIC); triple vase (source AIC); three corner vase (source StudioPottery.co.uk); three vases (source thatsarte.com).
Ceramic vessels, stoneware body with fireclay, shaped in various hand-building techniques, sometimes in pairs, terra sigillata, raku, lost glaze technique: glazed one-off pieces are dipped in water after raku firing, causing the glaze to burst off, leaving the impression of the smoked glaze, then burnished.