Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Germanic Ceramics

One of the most celebrated names in German Pottery is that of Richard Uhlemeyer (1900-1954), whose work enjoyed a 6 month retrospective at the Keramik-Museum-Berlin just last year. These pieces were likely from the 40s given their coloration. This type of glaze is called a "copper reduction" as it gives the clay a patinated metallic look. The purposefully crazed surface is termed "variegated", which lends the pieces an antiqued appeal.
17" and 10" tall

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