Gerhard Dölz and the Saalfeld Group . Early GDR ceramics

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The “Saalfelder Gruppe” was made up of three artists who had made clay and glaze their preferred medium, finding in those materials a seemingly inexhaustible supply of inspiration.

The “Saalfelder Gruppe” was made up of three artists who had made clay and glaze their preferred medium, finding in those materials a seemingly inexhaustible supply of inspiration.

The artists’ group, which included Gerda Körting and Karl Jüttner along Gerhard Dölz, was amongst the main exponents of ceramic art, both in the GDR and in an international context, as demonstrated in the Ceramic Symposium taking place in Römhild starting in 1975. Around the 1960s, together with other artists, they contributed to ceramics’ shift from traditional functional wares to a medium for sculptural, artistic ideas.

Gerhard Dölz and the Saalfeld Group . Early GDR ceramics