Autumn is a time for hearth and home. And Mid-Century ceramicists often derived inspiration from age-old utilitarian pieces, some centuries old. This piece by Carstens Atlelier is a case-in-point. Designed by Gerda Heuckeroth in the 1960's, it bears a flat, strap-like handle over it's ample and sensuous body. And it's finished with an organic, matte glaze which drips over a dark brown underglaze—a color somewhere between reddish orange and orangish red. Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.
More Autumn inspiration tomorrow.
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