May. 05, 2020

test plate | hb-werkstätten | c. 1980


a saucer from serial production was used for testing ceramic colors. [ceramic ware, dm. 16,3cm]

Mar. 27, 2020

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 01, 2014

hedwig bollhagen – candle holder | c. 1955


[faience ware, dm. 4,8cm]

Dec. 31, 2013

hedwig bollhagen – vase | c. 1957


the favourite addition to my collection of design made in gdr last year – a late 1950s sgraffito piece by hedwig bollhagen. it combines hedwig bollhagens style and the manner of decoration of the artist charles crodel, who has worked several times at the hb-werkstätten. this master piece reflects the influence of her friendship. [sgraffito decorated stoneware, h. 24cm]

happy 2014!

Feb. 19, 2013

christian richter – vase | c. 1965


the impressive list of workshops, where christian richter got his education and work after his apprenticeship, sounds like the who’s who of east german ceramists: heiner-hans körting, walter gebauer, eva schulz-endert, karl grothe and hedwig bollhagen. after his traveling years he founded an own workshop in berlin-niederschönhausen. this piece is a early example of his work. its contrast between the rough surface and the smooth rim is very typical. [chamotte (grog) clay, h. 14,5cm]

Nov. 15, 2010

hedwig bollhagen – vase | c. 1950


today i found a surprise at the current quittenbaum catalogue – a nice bollhagen vase with a really high estimation. my sample with a similar decoration has just the half of the size. [glazed stoneware, h. 10cm]