Branch Museum of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
History and tradition
Staufen im Breisgau
The Museum for Ceramics was opened in July 1991 as branch of the Baden Museum of Local History, Karlsruhe. The basement houses the complete workshop of the potter Josef Maier (1898-1940s). Visitors enjoy in-depth insight into the tradition of pottery in the Upper Rhine region. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to works by the ceramist Egon Bregger. He had taken over the workshop in 1948 after his marriage to Emma Maier, Josef's daughter. The collection showcases the developments from the Bauhaus style to other traditional other forms. Works by Elisabeth Winter-Bonn are also displayed on the first floor. The ground floor invites visitors to special exhibitions of the Baden Museum of Local History as well as contemporary artists' exhibitions.
A journey to Japan led to the new orientation of the raku-ceramist. Since 2003 Michel Cohen has been firing in his own anagama kiln in the Hautes-Alpes, emulating the sophisticated techniques of Japanese wood-firing. His cracked vessels, marked by nature, have an international presence and are...
Gates and Glitter
Ute Beck from Stuttgart likes to play with opposites and contradictions. Her gate vases (Gittervasen) are devoid of any function, mere citations of classical vessels, which seem to be enjoying their new freedom, some of them almost frolicking in motion. In her new series "Gloss and Gleam" (Glanz und...
Mi Sook Hwang
Surface and Line
The Korean artist from Münchweiler prefers a design language reduced in colour and form and with lines and woven decoration. Short bars or long ribbons, white or black, strictly arrayed or thrown down apparently at random, lie on monochrome surfaces in white, black, grey or rust red. The qualified...
In 2013, Lea Georg from Zurich presented her perfectly shaped, intertwining vases that radiated great clarity, reminiscent of classical architecture. With her new works in corrugated cardboard look, the ceramist has given up this kind of self-conception. She responds to rapid societal and global...
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Staufen im Breisgau
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