Carstens was not the largest West German ceramics producer but it did a good job of bringing-in design talent to keep the product fresh and ahead of the competition. One such assignment was given to Gerda Heuckeroth, a woman who was given free-range within one division of the company. She experimented with shapes, naturally, but where she really made a difference was with bold, new glazes. Shown above, one of her pieces from the 1960’s. Its complex glazing reminds me a bit of the burnt sugar atop a creme brûlée.
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More newly-acquired European art pottery tomorrow.
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