Xxl Sculptural Studio Pottery Vase Object by Otto Meier, Bremen, Germany, 1960s

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Material Stoneware
Style Mid-Century
Height (cm) 16.50
Diameter (cm) 20.50
Product Code ‌YMP00472

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Article: Ceramic stoneware 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: 1960-1965 This original vintage Studio Stoneware Object was designed by Otto Meier and produced in his own Studio in the 1960s in Bremen, Worpswede in Germany. It is made of solid very heavy stoneware pottery and has a very unique light green coloration and structure. 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 16,5cm in height and 20,5cm in diamter, it is very impressive. straighftorward and minimalistic design of the 1960s design era. This item is a wonderful addition to every modern home. on the last images you find a smaller version of this object, looks great as a set. Dimensions: Height 16,6cm Diameter 20cm. Weight: 1,99kg 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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