Wim Mühlendyck (1905-1987)

Wim Mühlendyck


Wim Mühlendyck was born in Porz, Cologne, Germany. He spent his academic years in Cologne, including High School and Unversity, and was a teacher there between 1925 and 1926. He spent the following year at the State Ceramic Technical School in Höhr-Grenzhausen. He trained as a commercial teacher in Cologne until 1930, while simutaneously attending the State Ceramic College, before setting up his own workshop in 1931 in Höhr-Grenzhausen. Other notable dates include:

  • 1936 – Justification of Pottery Course in Hohr-Grenzhausen
  • 1937 – Master’s Degree
  • 1937 – World Exhibition in Paris, Honorary Prize
  • 1937 – Crafts Exhibition in Berlin, Gold Medal
  • 1954 – Triennale in Milan, Gold Medal
  • 1956 – Florence, Silver Medal
  • 1965 – ‘German Cermics of the Present’ in Nuremberg
  • 1976 – Awarded the Federal Cross of Merit

Wim Mühlendyck worked closely with his wife Bita Muhlendyck, son Johannas, and his friend Elfriede Balzar-Kopp