Jun. 05, 2018

siegfried gramann – mocha pot | c. 1960


unlikely though it may be, but this ceramic piece is made in gdr. formalist design were unworthy of production and some designers stood under pressure by the authority. but in limited series by craftspeople it was apparently not a problem.
to the surprise of all – a mid-century mocha pot by siegfried gramann. [glazed ceramic, h. 26,7cm]

May. 25, 2017

siegfried gramann – vase | c. 1950


the quality label of the german crafts was initialised by horst michel in 1949. it indicates outstanding pieces of craftship and the work of an individual craftsmen respectively. one of the first appointed craftsmens was siegfried gramann. this vase with its aura of the neue sachlichkeit is still labeled with the original sticker: white lily over blue ground. [glazed stoneware, h. 11cm]

Dec. 01, 2016

siegfried gramann – planter | c. 1965


[glazed clay, dm. 15,5cm]

Dec. 22, 2015

siegfried gramann – jug | c. 1965


[glazed clay, h. 12,9cm]

Jul. 29, 2012

siegfried gramann – vase | c. 1965


what a beauty! this perfect shaped vase with a multilayered glaze was created by siegfried gramann (1924-1992). since 1948 he was the head of the family business töpferhof römhild which was the largest workshop for hand-thrown pottery in europe at its peak. [glazed clay, h. 10cm]