Ingeborg & Bruno Assshoff constructive vessel
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constructive vessel

Ingeborg & Bruno Asshoff - 1991

9 × 18 × 11 cm / € 450

Piece was published in the 20th anniversary catalogue of the Keramion Museum.
"Deutsche Keramische Kunst Der Gegenwart" published in 1991

Bruno (1914-2003) and Ingeborg Asshoff (1919-1998) founded their ceramics workshop Töpferei Asshoff in Bochum-Querenburg, Germany, after completing apprenticeships with the ceramicist Helma Klett in Fredelsloh from 1945-1947. Though the couple did step into public view with the creation of their workshop in 1948, as well as with exhibitions at both the Cologne and Frankfurt art fairs, their prior experimentation innocent of traditional guidelines allowed the couple to craft markedly unique ceramic forms. Throughout their fifty-year careers, the Asshoffs were also influenced by the ideas of both the Deutscher Werkbund group and the Bauhaus architectural movement. During their lifetimes, the couple exhibited their works across the German-speaking world, in cities such as Munich, Prague, Düsseldorf, Geneva, and naturally Ingeborg’s hometown of Bochum. In 1994, the Asshoffs received the Ehrenpreis Deutsche Keramik, or the Honorary Prize for German Ceramics, for their life’s work. According to the catalogue for this award, the couple’s oeuvre asserted the medium of ceramics as more than merely a craft, and instead as a legitimate visual art form.

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Piece was published in the 20th anniversary catalogue of the Keramion Museum.
"Deutsche Keramische Kunst Der Gegenwart" published in 1991

Bruno (1914-2003) and Ingeborg Asshoff (1919-1998) founded their ceramics workshop Töpferei Assh