Ute Essig specialises on materials and techniques, which are mostly connotated as genuine ‘female craftsmanship’ like embroidery, knitting, as well as ceramic and porcelain ware. The artist follows the artistic paths Marisa Merz and Rosemarie Tockel and others once had developed in the 1970ies and 1980ies: to counterstrike the expectations, one would have with these techniques and materials. In Ute Essigs case embroidery is even connotated to the ‚home and stove belittlement’. To overcome the overhasty expectations the artist consciously imbeds ‚mistakes’ as an antagonistic and artistic principle. For example, she does not hide the starting and ending threads in her “Stitch Works”, but using them to create additional tensions. Thus these ‘leftover’ threads create a haptic and three-dimensional reality, which has its own beauty and sophistication and becomes a kind of spatial drawing.