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Ernest Chaplet (1835 – 1909) was a French ceramicist, an early studio potter’ who mastered slip decoration, rediscovered stoneware, and conducted copper-red studies. From 1882 to 1885, he was the director of Charles Haviland’s workshop to study decorative processes, where he collaborated with artists such as Paul Gauguin. He eventually moved to Choisy-le-Roi, where he focused on porcelain glaze studies.Read More →

Paul Haustein Silver Tea Set

Paul Haustein (1880–1944) was a German enamelist, metalworker, ceramicist, furniture designer, and graphic designer. He was active in Darmstadt andRead More →

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Gunhild Åberg (b.1939) is a Danish Ceramicist. She runs her ceramic gallery and studio in Lille Strandstræde 14 A (earlier known as Strandstræde Keramik) in Copenhagen. In her studio, she handcrafts and fires all of her ceramic artworks, which are all unique. Read More →

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Lachenal joined Théodore Deck’s studio in 1870 and later became director. He established his studio in Malakoff, near Paris, in 1880 and Chatillon-sous-Bagneux, France, in 1887. He decorated his pottery with stylized figures, landscapes, greenery, and flowers in the ‘Persian style’ influenced by Deck. Read More →

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Jean Carriès was a French sculptor and ceramicist who expressed his subjects through unconventional approaches that deviated from mainstream academic conventions. Jean Carriès discovered the art of pottery and embraced it, using wax and terracotta to create unique shapes and vivid glazes.Read More →

Treet a Ceramic Relif by Konrad Galaaen

Konrad Galaaen (1923 – 2004) was a Norwegian ceramist and designer. He was educated at the Statens Hndverks- og Kunstindustriskole in Oslo and won first prize in a competition. He worked as a designer at Porsgrunds Porselnsfabrik for 43 years and developed the design classic Spire, which has been relaunched and redesigned. Porsgrund owes its distinctive style to talented designers like Galaaen, Eystein Sandnes, and Tias Eckhogg.Read More →

Six-Piece Place Setting 1947 by Edith Heath (MoMA)

Edith Heath successfully transitioned from studio potter to industrial designer while maintaining a studio sensibility. Heath was a pioneering ceramic chemist who pioneered the use of mechanical and handmade production. Her work gained popularity in California and was recognized with industrial-design awards.Read More →

Luce Rie Ceramics

Lucie Rie (1902 – 1995) was an Austrian-born British ceramicist. Between 1922-26, she studied fine art, at Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna, under Michael Powolny. Read More →

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Breakfast in an American middle-class home in the 1940s was often served on dishes designed by English designer Susie Cooper (1902-1995).Read More →

Sugar bowl and cover, William Adams & Sons Ltd, Tunstall and Stoke, Staffordshire, 1787-1805

In the 1800s, three separate members with the Adams family name—William Adams (1748-1831), Benjamin Adams (1820), and William Adams—made Anglo-Saxon pottery. (1898-1865). William Adams and Sons is a company that has been around since 1769. It is based in Tunstall and Stoke, both in Staffordshire. It was noted for making high-quality things, especially blue-and-white pottery that looked like Chinese porcelain.Read More →

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Henri Navarre was a French sculptor, architect, silversmith, and glassmaker who was influenced by Maurice Marinot and exhibited his work at Galerie Edgar Brandt and Maison Geo Rouard.Read More →

Theodor Kittelsen

In the early 1900s, he was a designer for Porsgrunds Porselaensfabrik, Porsgrunn. In 1882 Kittelsen was granted a state scholarship to study in Paris. In 1887 he returned to Norway for good. When back in Norway, he found nature to be a great inspiration. He spent the next two years in Lofoten, where he lived with his sister and brother-in-law at Skomvær Lighthouse. Kittelsen also started to write texts to his drawings there. Read More →

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Aune Siimes (1909 – 1964) was a Finnish ceramicist. She attended Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu in Helsinki from 1932 to 1933.Read More →

Vase by Marcel Goupy featured image

Marcel Goupy was a painter, ceramist, decorator of glass and crystal, and designer known for his Art Deco style. Marcel Goupy was an important figure in the Art Deco era, making glass vases, decanters, and lemonade and liqueur sets.Read More →

Eric Ravilious

Eric William Ravilious was a British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs and other English landscapes. He served as a war artist, and was the first British war artist to die on active service in World War II. Ravilious studied with Edward Bawden and Charles Mahoney at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London in 1928. He painted a series of marionette-like murals for Morley College, which were destroyed by bombing in 1941.Read More →

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Shoji Hamada, along with Bernard Leach, was one of the key figures in the development of studio pottery in the 20th century. His influence both in England and the US as well as in his native Japan cannot be underestimated. Read More →

Theodor Bogler ceramics - featured image

Theodor Bogler (1897 – 1968) studied at the Bauhaus and the University of Munich. He designed a 1923 mocha machine in ceramics for serial production. His earthenware kitchen containers by Velten-Vordamm ceramic factory were shown at the Bauhaus Exhibition.Read More →

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Eva Zeisel (1906 – 2011) was a Hungarian designer and ceramicist. She was born in Budapest. She was professionally active in Germany, Russia, Austria, and the USA. She settled in the United States in 1938.Read More →

Ceramics by Jonina Guonadottir

Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) is an Icelandic ceramicist. She is based professionally in Reykavik. Her work has been seen in many exhibitions.Read More →

Adelaide Robineau Ceramicist

Adelaide Romineau was an American ceramicist she was born in Middletown, Connecticut. At the time, few women were involved in the technical aspects of ceramic production. It was considered appropriate for women to be decorators only, rather than to be part of more technical pursuits.Read More →