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Heinz Theo Dietz (1938-)

Heinz Theo Dietz was born in Cologne in 1938. From an early age he was more interested in working with his hands rather than academic work.
In 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.
Also in 1965 he opened first pottery, and has always been known as a true artisan potter.
In 1969 he moved to Konigswinter (Westerwald) and founded a new pottery with Katherina, working with typical salt glaze work; and later porcelains with crystal and sparkling glazes.
He founded JKK Artists Community (Community Konigswinterer artist) in 1977, and participated in numerous exhibitions.
He was awarded a State Prize in Ceramic Design in 1985.
In 2003, the pottery transferred to daughter
In 2008, a retrospective exhibition was held – in his 70th year.