Töpferei Hartwig Heyne

Collection of Cobalt Blue Ceramics by Hartwig Heyne, West Germany

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I have become quiet partial to ceramics finished with deep ultramarine blue glazes.  I’ve been growing my in-store collection which includes the three pieces above, made in the 1960’s and 1970’s by “Hoy” in West Germany.

Beginning in the 1850’s, Töpferie Hartwig Heyne (also known as “Hoy”) operated in the Western region of Germany, initially in the village of Oer-Erkenschwick.  Little is known about the pottery and, in fact, “Hoy” may have been just a poorly-inscribed “Heyne” marking the bottom of a vase.  They are known to have lasted into the 1970’s—near the time when the pieces above were produced.  Please come into the shop to see the full range of newly-acquired ceramics or check-out the offering in our on-line shop.


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