Friday, March 7, 2014

Slick Studio Ceramic

A category of German ceramics that we've recently discovered is this kind of two toned 'oil slick' glazed and forced crazed look from the hand of Paul Dressler for Grootenburg. They always seem to incorporate a green that leans either emerald or more turquoise/teal - as seen here, The red underglaze is probably a result of oxidized copper used in the process.
A great size @ 14.5" x 9.5"

1 comment:

  1. Somewhat unusual coloring for Grootenburg, although that may be that the photograph is over-accentuating the shades. As you probably know, Richard Uhlemeyer did some very similar work, although the foot is usually (not always) different from Grootenburg. The incised surface decoration was also used by Otto and some non-German companies, perhaps Mobach. However, I've only seen quite this "tarnished copper" look from Grootenburg and Uhlemeyer.