Homo Faber

PRESS EN Languages Account Follow us Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
|
Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation
Explore Discover Visit Experience Itineraries About
©Norbert Hertwig
©Norbert Hertwig
©Norbert Hertwig
©Norbert Hertwig
©Norbert Hertwig

Barbara Hertwig

Barbara Hertwig Porcelain maker
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 (April - December); By appointment only (January - March)
Phone:
+49 3031173137
©Norbert Hertwig

Material possibilities

  • • For her, porcelain is the queen of ceramic materials
  • • She experiments with different surface treatments
  • • Her inspiration comes from nature

Born and raised in a household of musicians in the German Democratic Republic, Barbara Hertwig developed her creative potential during her childhood years. “It was a time in the GDR when the arts and culture were supported socially and in the educational system,” she explains. However, it proved to be very difficult to find an apprenticeship without being eligible for the state-run projects. After a long process, Barbara manged to find a solution and was trained at Keramos Saalfeld, a private company. But there was no state support to continue her training to the rank of a master ceramicist. It was the passion for her craft that kept and still keeps Barbara going. Today, her wonderful works are widely appreciated.

Read the full interview

Works

  • ©Norbert Hertwig
  • ©Norbert Hertwig
  • ©Norbert Hertwig
  • ©Norbert Hertwig
  • ©Norbert Hertwig
Photo: ©Norbert Hertwig
Night-sky I

This Barbara Hertwig vase in a cylindrical shape from the Galaxy collection named is wheel thrown. A self-developed blue-grey and umbra coloured terra sigillata is thinly layered. The white glaze, which is also self made, was hand painted on the vase as a final step, creating a crackled slip after firing.

Height 16 cm
Diameter 15 cm

Photo: ©Norbert Hertwig
Winter-landscape I

Winter-landscape is an ensemble from Barbara Hertwig’s Galaxy and Lines collection. They were slab built into a conical shape. For the vase, self made blue-grey and umbra terra sigillata was thinly layered. A self made white glaze gives the vase a crackled slip finish.

Length 21 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 18 cm
Height 7.5 cm
Diameter 7.5 cm

Photo: ©Norbert Hertwig
Medusa collection

The Medusa collection consists of wheel thrown dishes ranging from a plate to platters and a beaker. The plate and platter are made from biscuit porcelain and glazed with a self made celadon-crackle-glaze. The beaker is made from mouse-grey, umbra and apricot terra sigillata and hand painted with the wax resist technique.

Height 9 cm
Diameter 8 cm
Height 3 cm
Diameter 27 cm
Height 4 cm
Diameter 16 cm

Photo: ©Norbert Hertwig
A garden view

This Barbara Hertwig vase, part of the Structures collection, was slab built with a blue-grey, mouse-grey and apricot terra sigillata and partially hand painted with a brush.Transfer technique, the wax resist technique, gravure printing and graphical incisions give the vase its unusual texture.

Length 17 cm
Width 6 cm
Height 22 cm

Photo: ©Norbert Hertwig
Ocean II

The slab built vase by Barbara Hertwig is part of the Galaxy collection. It is made from a grey-blue and apricot terra sigillata and partially hand painted. The wax resist technique, gravure printing and graphical incisions give the vase its unusual texture. White glaze hand painted with a brush gives the piece a crackled slip finish.

Length 20 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 16 cm

You may also like

Download the app

Find all the Homo Faber Guide content at hand, save, like and much more!