Horst Göbbels (Germany)

Some of the finest filigree carving of porcelain in recent years has been done by the German potter Horst Göbbels. He has produced work of great delicacy and with much intricate, highly-ordered details. The mathematical precision of both the design and the carving conveys a feeling of strength as much as fragility. Colour and glaze are of secundary importance in these pieces and many are left unglazed. All of his vessel forms are trown using the KPCL porcelain from Limoges in France. Carved and perforated sections of the design are done with a broken saw blade when the piece has dried to the consistency of hard leather.
Click for more of Horst Göbbels work at Ceramic Studio Toon Thijs.

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