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Hedwig Bollhagen

1907-2001

Timeless, straightforward, unprecedented – Hedwig Bollhagen's ceramics outlast all trends and can be found in museums, galleries and even in private glass showcases.

Born in Hanover, Germany, in 1907, she already developed a fascination for artistically painted ceramics in her childhood and attended the Technical School of Ceramics in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany from 1925 until 1927. A time in which Bollhagen's sense of décor and form was shaped.

The ceramic icon combines the aesthetics of the Bauhaus era with traditional influences while remaining true to her artistic form concept. Geometric patterns alternating with delicate pastel shades define the décors that became design objects when she opened her manufactory in Marwitz, Germany, in 1934. Even as an elderly, she worked in the workshops wearing her same-coloured chequered smock and immortalised herself with the quote: "They're just pots", alongside her typical blue and white classic pattern. The artist died in 2001.

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