Saltglaze and Studio Pottery


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Biography

 Heinz Theo Dietz.

*Heinz Theo Dietz (1938-)


*1938 Born in Cologne.
  From an early age he was more interested in working with his hands rather than academic work.
*1960 Graduated as a Ceramic engineer, Technical School, Hohr-Grenzhausen. During his studies he met his future wife Katherina Muhlendyk (daughter of Wim & Bita Muhlendyk) and married in 1965.
*1965 Opened first Pottery He has always been known as a true Artisan potter.
*1969 Moved to Konigswinter (Westerwald) and founded a new pottery with Katherina, working with typical salt glaze work, later porcelains with crystal and sparkling glazes.
*1977 Founded JKK Artists Community (Community Konigswinterer artist) Participated in numerous exhibitions.
*1985 State Prize Ceramic design.
*2003 Pottery transferred to daughter
*2008 Retrospective exhibition in his 70th year.

 Heinz Theo Dietz

*Heinz Theo Dietz

The Elekrot - A truly rare, intriguing and thought provoking studio pottery figure of a Hybrid Creature made in the early 1980s by Heinz Theo Dietz in his Konigswinter studio. The figure has a superb presence and is very tactile. Signed to the underneath, the figure is 37cm long & 24cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1980 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £1,195[Ref:OWA1221] - To Enquire -

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    Biography

     Elfried Balzar Kopp.

    *Elfried Balzar Kopp (1904-1983)

    *1904 - Born in Berdorf, Luxembourg.
    *1924-26 Studied at the State Engineering and ceramic college in Hohr-Grenzhausen *1926-27 study and worked at the State Majolica Factory Karlsruhe with Professor Konig
    *1927 - Opened own work studio in Hohr Grenzhausen.
    *1937 & 38 Masters degree, Certificate of Honour - World Expo Paris & Gold Medal crafts exhibition in Berlin
    *1954 Diploma of the Milan Triennial Design College
    *1958 Honourable Mention / Ceramic International Syracuse & Honorary Diploma of the World Exhibition in Brussels
    *1961 Bavarian State Prize with Gold Medal, Munich
    *1962 Silver Medal of the exhibition 'Ceramique International' in Prague
    *1965 Honorary Award of the German Ceramic Society "German Ceramics of the present " Museum of Applied Arts Nuremberg
    *1973 prize for salt-glazed stoneware in Westerwald Prize for ceramics
    *1974 Federal Cross of Merit 1974

     Saltglaze Hen.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A scarce Westerwald pottery figure of a Rooster decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp with cobalt and traditional salt-glaze and enamels. The figure is inscribed BK to the base and is 26cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1960s/70 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £345 [Ref:OWA1675] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Flask.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A delightful and scarce Westerwald pottery liquor flask decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp in sgraffito and traditional enamels. The flask is 13.5cm tall and is signed Balzar Kopp to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1940s/50 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA1541] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Ram.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A rare Westerwald pottery figure of a Ram, the body is decorated with a striking stylised design in sgraffito and traditional salt-glaze and enamels. The ram is 33cm tall and 30cm long and is incised BK to the body.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA740] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze wine.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A striking wine jug decorated with stylised deer in deep sgraffito and traditional enamels upon a rich cobalt blue ground. The jug is 33cm tall to the tip of the pewter lid handle and is inscribed/signed Balzar Kopp to the base .
  • Date: Circa 1970 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £345 [Ref:OWA1544] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Hippo.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A delightful studio pottery figure of a hippopotamus made in the Höhr Grenzhausen studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp. The figure is 26cm, long & 10cm tall and has a strong tactile stoneware body and glaze. Incised BK mark to the body.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £345[Ref:OWA1672] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze jug.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A striking Westerwald pottery jug/flagon decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp with a superb retro design in traditional cobalt & other enamels. Signed Balzar Kopp. The jug is 24cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1970 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £265 [Ref:OWA1445] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Hen.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A delightful & scarce salt-glazed figure of a pair of Owls made in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp & decorated with traditional enamels & a tactile glaze. The Owl figure is 19cm tall and approx 13.5cm at the widest point and is inscribed BK to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s/70 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £345 [Ref:OWA1468] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze wine.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A delightful Westerwald pottery jug with pewter cover decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp with a superb modernist design in traditional enamels. Impressed mark Balzar Kopp - Höhr. The jug is 25.5cm tall to the tip of the lid finial.
  • Date: Circa 1970 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA1359] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Hedgehog.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A scarce Westerwald pottery figure of a Hedgehog decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp with cobalt and traditional salt-glaze and enamels. The figure is inscribed BK to the base and is 17cm tall .
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £345[Ref:OWA1673] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Jug.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A striking Westerwald pottery jug/flagon decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp with a superb retro design in traditional cobalt & other enamels. Signed B K. The jug is 19.5cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £225[Ref:OWA1454] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Tortoise.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A charming Westerwald pottery tortoise decorated in the studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp decorated with a superb design in traditional enamels. Signed Balzar Kopp. The tortoise is 15cm long & 7cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £245[Ref:OWA1451] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Elephants.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A delightful family group of Elephants made in the Höhr Grenzhausen studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp. The figures are 21cm, 13cm, & 9cm tall and have a very tactile stoneware body and glaze. Each figure has the incised BK mark to the feet.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£395 [Ref:OWA1585] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze vase.

    *Elfried Balzar-Kopp

    A superbly potted vase made in the Höhr Grenzhausen studios of Elfried Balzar-Kopp. The vase is 26cm tall and has a simple sgraffito design to the rim and a stunning saltglaze.
  • Date: Circa 1960/70s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£195 [Ref:OWA886] - To Enquire -

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    Biography

     Wim Muhlendyck.

    *Wim Muhlendyck (1905-1986)


    *1905 Born Porz-Cologne 1st March
    *1924 High School in Cologne
    *1924-1925 University, Cologne
    *1925-1926 Teaching in Cologne 1926-1927 State Ceramic Technical School, Hohr-Grenzhausen
    *1927-1930 training as a commercial teacher in Cologne, at the same time attended State Ceramic College.
    *1931 own workshop in Hohr-Grenzhausen
    *1936 Justification of pottery court in Hohr Grenzhausen (Name Change)
    *1937 Master's Degree
    *1937 World Exhibition in Paris, honorary prize Crafts exhibition in Berlin, Gold Medal
    *1954 Triennale in Milan, Gold Medal
    *1956 Florence, silver medal
    *1965 "German ceramics of the present" in Nuremberg
    *1976 awarded the Federal Cross of Merit
    He worked closely with his wife Bita Muhlendyck, Johannas his son and friend Elfriede Balzar-Kopp

     Saltglaze Beer Jug.

    *Wim Muhlendyck

    A delightfully enchanting salt glaze jug decorated in sgraffito with a stylised design of a wild boar. The jug is 22cm tall to the tip of the pewter lid handle and the body is signed with Mühlendyck’s studio mark.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£265 [Ref:OWA1698] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Wine.

    *Wim Muhlendyck

    A striking wide based German stoneware lidded decanter decorated in sgraffito with a traditional study of forest animals & finished with rich tactile salt glaze. The decanter with Mühlendyck’s signature & studio mark and is 29.5cm tall to the tip of the pewter lid.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£395 [Ref:OWA1472] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Tankard.

    *Wim Muhlendyck

    An atmospheric German stoneware lidded tankard decorated in sgraffito with a study of a wild boar and finished with a metallic oxide and salt glaze. The tankard is signed Wim Mühlendyck.
  • Date: Circa 1960s/70 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£185 [Ref:OWA1180] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Tankard.

    *Wim Muhlendyck

    An enchanting Westerwald salt-glazed jug beautifully decorated in sgraffito by Wim Mühlendyck with a stylised traditional design of a leaping stag. The jug is 22cm tall to the tip of the lid handle and the base has Mühlendyck’s studio mark to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£245 [Ref:OWA1700] - To Enquire -

     Saltglaze Tankard.

    *Wim Muhlendyck

    A delightful conical shaped Westerwald salt-glazed mug beautifully decorated with a stylised design using simple enamels. For those Treckies amongst us - this shape appears in many early 1970s- 80s shows. Studio mark to the base - possibly by Beta his wife.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price:£145 [Ref:OWA700] - To Enquire -

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    Biography

     Giefer-Bahn.

    *Klotilde Giefer-Bahn (1924-2008)


    *1924 Born April 20th Klobenz Germany
    *1938-45 - Studied in Hohr Grenzhausen and began as an apprentice at Elfried Balzar-Kopps Pottery
    *1947 - Gained a Masters Degree as a Ceramasist and awards in recognition for her salt-glaze ceramic work.
    *1947 - Opened her own studio & Participated in many National and International Expositions.
    *2004 - Held a celebrated personal exhibition in Hohr Grenzhausen.
    *Examples of her work seen in museums and private collections around globe

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful & scarce Westerwald pottery figure of a hedgehog made in the studios of Klothilde Giefer-Bahn and decorated with traditional salt-glaze and enamels. Signed Giefer Bahn to the base. The hedgehog is 16cm long & 10cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £245 [Ref:OWA1666] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful onion-shaped vase made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer Bahn & decorated with a simple yet effective design in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a tactile salt-glaze. The vase is 13.5cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA1458] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful & scarce salt-glazed figure of an Owl made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer-Bahn & decorated in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a tactile honey glaze. The Owl is 25cm tall and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA1452] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    An outstanding bulbous-shaped floor vase made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer Bahn & decorated with a strikingly charming owl design in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a truly tactile salt-glaze. The floor vase is 40cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1960s/70 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA1463] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful & scarce studio pottery figure of an Owl made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer-Bahn & decorated in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a tactile honey glaze. The Owl is 16cm tall and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £245 [Ref:OWA1670] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful globular-shaped vase made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer Bahn & decorated with a simple yet effective design in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a tactile salt-glaze. The vase is 13.5cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £195 [Ref:OWA1469] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful & scarce salt-glazed figure of an Owl made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer-Bahn & decorated in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a tactile honey glaze. The Owl is 17.5cm tall and 24cm long and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £295 [Ref:OWA1671] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A delightful globular-shaped vessel made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer Bahn & decorated with a simple yet effective design in sgraffito, traditional enamels & a tactile salt-glaze. The vessel is 15.5cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £210 [Ref:OWA1470] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Klothilde Giefer-Bahn

    A beautifully potted jar & cover made in the studios of Klotilde Giefer Bahn & decorated with a striking design in sgraffito, rouletting and traditional enamels. The jar & cover are 18cm tall & 18cm across the body.
  • Date: Circa 1970s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £240 [Ref:OWA1704] - To Enquire -

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    Biography

     Rudi Stahl.

    *Rudi Stahl (1918-1987)


    *1918 Born In Westerwald Germany
    *1933-35 - Studied in Hohr Grenzhausen at Wim Muhlendyck Pottery
    *1936 - Took his finals exam after 1
    *1937-1939 - Attended Stae Ceramic Technical School in Hohr Grenzhausen.
    *1938 - Worked in various small potteries during this time.
    *1938 - Gained his Masters Certificate and founded his own pottery in Hohr Grenzhausen.
    *1938 - Won awards for his own pottery at National Youth Awards.
    *1969 - Exhibited at Overstlzenhaus Cologne
    *1970 - Exhibited Galerie Handwerk Munich
    *1971 - Won The Federal Outstanding Achievement Award
    *1972 - Exhibited Chamber of Crafts Kaierslautern
    *1973 - Gained the Westerwald Prize for Ceramic work
    *1974 - Exhibited in Cologne and Bonn
    *1975 - Won The Westerwald Ceramic Prize
    *1976 - Awarded The Federal Cross of Merit
    *1977 - Won The Westerwald Ceramic Prize
    *1980 - Won Golden Medal of Honour for his work in the Ceramic Industry

    * Influences of the orient can be seen in some of the forms of shape and glazes that Rudi Stahl developed and used.

    *Examples of Rudi Stahl's work seen in museums and private collections around globe.

     Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A studio pottery vase - vessel made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio. The vessels simplicity of form and the variegated mushroom textured glaze is its merit. The vessel is signed to the base and is 29cm tall.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £265 [Ref:OWA961] - To Enquire -

     Rudi Stahl Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A striking studio pottery vase made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio in the early 1960s. The bulbous shaped, twin handled vase has a great form and a stunning variegated earthy glaze and is decorated with a Greek key type design. The vase is 20cm tall and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £295 [Ref:OWA1348] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A striking studio pottery jug made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio in the early 1960s. The bulbous shaped jug has a great form and is decorated in sgraffito and has a stunning variegated earthy glaze. The jug is 15cm tall to the tip of the pewter lid handle and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £165 [Ref:OWA1543] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A studio pottery vase - vessel made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio. The vessel has a stunning variegated mushroom textured glaze and is 26cm tall. Signed to the base. The striking simplicity of this piece of studio pottery is its merit.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £185 [Ref:OWA979] - To Enquire -

     Rudi Stahl Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A striking studio pottery vase made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio in the early 1960s. The bulbous shaped vase has a great form and a stunning variegated earthy blue glaze. The vase is 28cm tall and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £245 [Ref:OWA1346] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A studio pottery vase made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio. The vase has a stunning variegated mushroom textured glaze and is 15cm tall & 18cm across and is Signed to the base. The striking simplicity of this piece of studio pottery is its merit.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £145 [Ref:OWA960] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A studio pottery vase made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio. The vase has a stunning variegated blue textured glaze and is 18cm tall & Signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £175 [Ref:OWA959] - To Enquire -

     Rudi Stahl Studio Pottery.

    *Rudi Stahl

    A striking studio pottery vase made by Rudi Stahl in his Höhr-Grenzhausen studio in the early 1960s. The bulbous shaped, handled vase has a great form and a stunning variegated earthy glaze and is decorated with a Greek key type design. The vase is 24.5cm tall and is signed to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1960s - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £295 [Ref:OWA1347] - To Enquire -

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    Biography

     Gerhard Liebenthron.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron (1925-2005)


    *1925 Born In Neustrelitz Germany
    *1948-19551 - Studied Studied at the North German Art College in Bremen in the pottery class of Else Krieg and Dorothea Colberg-Tjadens
    *1951 - Became Assistant of Sculptor Prof. Goersemann
    *1952 - Opened his own Pottery workshop in Bremen and soon began to show his work at numerous National and International Exhibitions.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron's work can be found in several museums in Germany. the Keramik Museum in Berlin, the Focke Museum in Bremen and the Hetiens Museum in Düsseldorf for example. He was a member of the Arts & Crafts Working Group in Bremen.

    Liebenthrons work is not rare but there are examples of his work that are very desirable and collectable - especially those made in the Picassoesque designs, idiosyncratic forms and expressive decors & glazes. His work often provokes pareidolic imagery (seeing additional / illusional images within the design or glazes).

    Since Gerhard Liebenthron death in 2005 his work has begun to be recognised and collected. Pieces can be bought for under a hundred pounds or the rarer pieces can reach several hundred pounds.

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    A finely potted studio vase made in 1980 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and layered glaze. The vase is 18cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1980 to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1980 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £185 [Ref:OWA1540] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    A scarce and desirable studio pottery vase (stone-ware) made in 1991 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and is painted with a Picasoesque graffiti design & has an earthy glaze. The vase is 40cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1991 to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1991 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: SOLD [Ref:OWA1126] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    A finely potted studio vase made in 1975 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and layered glaze. The vase is 26cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1975 to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1975 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £285 [Ref:OWA1491] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    A scarce & desirable studio pottery vase made in 1986 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and is decorated with a stylised calligraphy design. The vase is 15cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1986 to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1986 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £285 [Ref:OWA1492] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    An interesting studio vase made in 1962 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and is decorated in calligraphy & sgraffito work and a coloured earthy glaze. The vase is 9cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1962 to the base.
  • Date: Year Code for 1962 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £235 [Ref:OWA1545] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    A finely potted studio vase made in 1971 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and layered glaze. The vase is 20.5cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1971 to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1971 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £235 [Ref:OWA1538] - To Enquire -

     Studio Pottery.

    *Gerhard Liebenthron

    A finely potted studio vase made in 1971 by Gerhard Liebenthron in his Breman studio. The vase has a strong tactile form and organically flowing layered glaze. The vase is 18cm tall and has Libenthrons monogram and year code for 1971 to the base.
  • Date: Circa 1971 - Condition: Excellent.
  • Price: £195 [Ref:OWA1539] - To Enquire -

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