Studio Pottery Jug by Elfriede Balzar Kopp

Studio Pottery Jug by Elfriede Balzar Kopp

Code: OWA3113


H: 21.5cm (8.5")

£265.00 Approx $330.01, €309.22

Stock Number: – OWA3113

Date: - Circa 1970

Materials: – German Westerwald Clay; An Advantage For Potters! The extensive clay quarries of the Westerwald region are the largest connected deposits in Europe. Only a few other regions in the world are known to have clay sources of comparable size and quality. Around 15 different types of clay occur here, including a very valuable white clay also known as “white gold”. The Westerwald clay has a high degree of ductility, is almost free of impurities and has very good sintering properties. These clays are perfectly suited for stoneware production, a high fired, waterproof, acid-resistant, impermeable pottery. The clay was easily kneaded, thrown, deformed as well as knitted, melt, beaten and whipped. It is a serious partner to the potter reacting to any treatment. 

Country of Origin: – Germany, Höhr Grenzhausen 

Description: – A delightful Modernist inspired “bulbous” German studio pottery pewter lidded jug. The jug is  decorated in sgraffito with an abstract study of a bird. The jug is enhanced with traditional salt-glaze and enamels.  Signed (Inscribed) BK to the base 

Size & Weight: – The jug is approximately 21.5cm tall to the tip of the pewter handle 19cm wide and weighs 1.670Kg.

Condition: –  The jug is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks, losses or restoration to the body or decoration. 

Photography: There are several areas of slight discolouration which is caused by light and the photography.

History & Marks:–  This example is signed/Inscribed BK (Balzar Kopp) and dates from Circa 1970. Whilst no one could say that this piece is a one off study. However, one could say that, although you may come across another example. One would quickly realise that each one stands alone –  ‘it is a one off’. I state this because the outcome of each piece of studio pottery depends deeply on how it is placed in the kiln and moreover, how it reacts during the firing. Very few studio pieces are totally identical.

Further Information:- If you would like further information about Elfriede Balzar Kopps work and biography - please go to the information page, Click on the Biographies Page where you will see her name, Click on the image and the information will appear. 

Declaration:- This item is as described and dates from the period highlighted.

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