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Abstract Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase Object Horst Kerstan, Kandern Germany 1980s

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Article: Ceramic stoneware object Designer and producer: Horst Kerstan, Kandern in Germany Information: Horst Kerstan (born March 29, 1941 in Frankfurt, † March 21, 2005 in Kandern) was a German ceramist, craftsman and internationally recognized artist. Founder of Group 83. Decade: 1980s This original vintage Studio Stoneware Object was designed by Horst Kerstan and produced in his own Studio in the 1980s in Kandern in Germany. It is made of solid stoneware pottery and has a very unique red brown beige coloration and structure. the bottom is marked with typical Kerstan Producer signature K and signed with Keratin and date 21.9.1980. a very collectible and very rare item of the Kerstan Collection. the object has a very sculptural form and in its size of 17x18cm, it is very impressive. straighforward and minimalistic design of the 1980s design era. This item is a wonderful addition to every modern home. Dimensions: Height 17cm Length 17cm Depth 18cm. Condition: This item is in a very good vintage condition with patina. VITA Horst Kerstan: Horst Kerstan grew up in Frankfurt am Main, where he became acquainted with the manufacture of ceramic products through his father Walter Kerstan, who headed the "Ceramic Colors" department of Farbwerke Hoechst AG. After a porcelain painter apprenticeship, he worked from 1956 to 1957 as a porcelain painter in the porcelain manufactory of Hoechst AG, then from 1957 to 1959 in the ceramics department of the Werkkunstschule Offenbach (today: Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main) with Lore Kramer-Koehn, the wife of Frankfurt architect Ferdinand Kramer, the pottery to learn and incidentally at the College of Fine Arts, Frankfurt, the drawing. After Kerstan met the ceramist and painter Richard Bampi at the Frankfurt trade fair in 1958 and learned to appreciate his work, he became his apprentice and pupil. After the potter's apprenticeship in Kandern from 1959 to 1962, the journeyman's examination in Stuttgart and work as a journeyman for a year in an Italian ceramics manufactory, Kerstan returned to Kandern to become a master student of Richard Bampi in 1963. After the death of his master in 1965, Kerstan took over and acquired his workshop with estate and became independent there in 1967 after the master examination. In 1971 he became a member of the Academie International de la Céramique in Geneva and founded the "Gruppe 83" of renowned German ceramists. Like Richard Bampi, Horst Kerstan supported numerous young ceramists as pupils, trainees or apprentices. a. Jan Kollwitz and Uwe Loellmann, on their way to creative independence. In his first marriage, Horst Kerstan was married to Waltraud Kerstan (née Liebeneiner) from 1966 to 1986 and in second marriage from 1989 to 2005 with the ceramist Beate Sturm-Kerstan, who continues his pottery workshop in Kandern.

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