Sculptural Studio Pottery Vase Object by Otto Meier, Bremen, Germany, 1970s

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Material Stoneware
Style Mid-Century
Width (cm) 12.50
Depth (cm) 12.50
Height (cm) 8.50
Product Code ‌YMP00466

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Article: Ceramic object Designer and producer: Otto Meier, Bremen in Germany Information: Otto Meier (born March 18, 1903 in Dortmund, † June 1, 1996 in Worpswede) was a German ceramist. Otto Meier, the silent master of the 20th century, is still considered a role model to many ceramists. His works are represented in important public and private collections. Decade: 1970s This original vintage Studio Ceramic Object was designed by Otto Meier and produced in his own Studio in the 1970s in Bremen, Worpswede in Germany. It is made of solid ceramic pottery and has a very unique green and beige, coloration and surface structure. the sculptural formed top element stands on a square formed base. the bottom is marked with typical Otto Meier Producer signature OM. a very collectible and very rare item of the Meier Collection. the object has a very sculptural form and in its size of 12,5x12,5cm, it is very impressive. straightforward and minimalistic design of the 1970s design era. This item is a wonderful addition to every modern home. Dimensions: Height 8,5cm Length 12,5cm Depth 12,5cm. Weight: 727g Condition: This item is in a very good vintage condition with patina. VITA Otto Meier: Since 1924 Otto Meier studied architecture and sculpture at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dortmund. A visit to Bernhard Hoetger in Worpswede in 1925 brought him to ceramics. In Hoetger's workshop he began an apprenticeship under Willi Ohler, who left the Hoetgersche Kunsthütten three months after starting his apprenticeship. Meier continued to educate himself and took over the ceramics workshop in Hoetgers Kunsthütten. In 1926 he made the designed by Hoetger Seven Lazy for the Bremen Böttcherstraße. In 1927 he took over the pottery workshop in the Böttcherstraße, where he worked until 1939, but sometimes worked at Hoetger in Worpswede. The Bremen entrepreneur and art patron Ludwig Roselius financed his three-semester stay at the Ceramic College Bunzlau (1929/1930), where he studied glazing technique with Eduard Berdel. From 1939-1945 Otto Meier took part in the war as a soldier. Since he found the workshop destroyed in the Böttcherstraße on his return, he built in 1945 a new workshop in Worpswede, where he worked until his death. In 1950 he married the Worpswede tapestry weaver Gisela Harwart. From 1988 to 1995 he was a member of the artists' association Deutsche Keramiker - Gruppe 83. His early, idiosyncratic works, often works based on designs by Bernhard Hoetger - are not yet glazed, but only painted with Engobe and revised in a kind of sgraffito technique. Forms and motifs were influenced on the one hand by Hoetger's preference for Latin American ceramics and on the other by constructivism, in the ceramics of that time a completely new phenomenon. After his studies in Bunzlau, Meier radically simplified his forms of vessels. Main theme is the free-rolled unique vase with a narrow neck. He is now more interested in the constantly evolving surface techniques. The mostly matte glazes show an infinite variety of color nuances and structures. Otto Meier's early work was from highly burned earthenware and since 1958 from stoneware, he worked from 1978 also in porcelain. In addition to the rotated vessels, powerful objects of sculptural quality were created.

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