Stock Number: – OWA3123
Date: – Circa 1970s
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 simple, large and highly decorative studio pottery wine jug embellished with superb hobnail detail along with traditional cobalt and other enamels.
Size: –The jug measures 33cm tall and weighs 1530g.
Condition: – The jug is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks, losses or restoration to the body or decoration.
History & Marks: – This example is marked / incised BK for Balzar Kopp and was made Circa 1970.
Please Click the Link Below for an Historical Introduction to the work of Elfried Balzar Kopp. (You may have to engage your computers Translator “German to English”.) This is often seen in the address bar.