Karl Scheid is born on January 17, 1929 in Lengfeld , Germany. He is counted among the most outstanding German ceramic artists of the 20th century. He began his apprenticeship in 1948 at Werkhaus Merz, Stuttgart, and finished in 1952 at Werkkunstschule Darmstadt. He is a student for a while in the studio of Bernard Leach and shared a studio shared a workshop with the as famous german potter Beate Kuhn. From 1958 onwards, together with his wife Ursula Scheid, he runs a studio in Bendingen-Duedelsheim (Oberhessen). Besides designs for porcelain companies like Rosenthal and Wächtersbach, Scheid produced numerous one-of-a-kinds and small series. Both he and his wife are recipients of national and international prizes. Representation of his work can be found in numerous large public and private collections and museum. Scheids works are characterized by high quality craftmanship and a great variety of forms. Ceramics from Germany were almost unknown internationally until the late 1960s. This situation changed in 1968 thanks to an exhibition at Henry Rothschild’s Primavera Gallery in London. The show featured works by Margarete Schott, Ursula and Karl Scheid, Beate Kuhn, and Gotlind and Gerald Weigel. The event was a tremendous success and the participants afterwards presented their ceramics under the name London Group in a series of subsequent exhibitions.