Dating german manufacture
Most items have red-brown clay, but some made in Austria or Australia used a different clay. Ceramano: (1959-84) Ceramano was started by Jakob Schwaderlapp, who also ran Jasba, to be a higher-end company, more like a studio than most commercial art potteries.Quality was high and production numbers relatively low.Most works are hand made and feature some of the earliest volcanic glazes for the era.See our Gramann for Sale Jasba: (1926-current) Started by Jakob Schwaderlapp and located in Baumbach.Kurt Tschörner may have done some of the shape designs, but I have not seen documentation on that.Operation of the company was taken over by Otto Gerharz Jr., and the company remains in business.Not surprisingly, they are also hard to find with vases generally harder to find than plaques and plates.(Keto items are often similar but generally a step down in quality, but there are definitely exceptions as Keto did some very striking designs.) E-mail Us klinker: "Klinker" items are made from a particular clay, one that is typically used for a type of brick called klinkers.
His volcanic glazes are getting a lot of attention, but many of the non-volcanic glazes have great sutlety and complexity as well as often being more uncommon.
While the production from most commercial potteries is all moulded (although often with hand work in the decoration), Ceramano did both molded and hand-made pots.
Designers included Gerda Heuckenroth and Hanns Welling.
Quite a few did only klinker items, but Dümler & Breiden and Ü-Keramik are among the major art pottery producers who branched out to do some klinker items as well.
Other major klinker producers include AKRU, Eckhart & Engler, Eiwa, Gerz, Ilkra, J-D Keramik, Kule, Sawa, Siershahn, and Ernst Speier (SP, Hillscheid) E-mail Us Marei: At one time, Marei was thought to be a fairly small company that peaked in the 1950s.