Teapot with small conical spout and double loop handle
- Object Number: 1992.C.265
- Simple Name: teapot
- Full Name: teapot and cover
- Production Person: Loebenstein, Margarete (maker)
- Production Place: Marwitz
- Production Place: Germany
- Production Period:
- Summary: Teapot with small conical spout and double loop handle. Earthenware. Decorated with orange glaze on the interior.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: Grete Marks (1899 - 1900) trained at the Cologne and Berlin Schools of Art and in 1920 entered the newly formed Weimar Bauhaus. The Bauhaus was a product of the ?Deutsche Werkbund? which sought a synthesis between the ?machine style? and the ideals of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Grete married for the first time in 1922 and with her new husband, Gustav Leobenstein, esablished the ?Haël-Werkstätten for Artistic Ceramics? at Merwitiz, near Velten. The factory produced a range of domestic table wares greatly influenced by Greta?s training at the Bauhaus. Gustav was killed in a car accident in 1927. Greta continued to run the pottery until increasing Nazi influence began to make life extremely difficult.
- Additional Notes: In 1935 Greta and her sons fled Germany and came to England through the assistance of Ambrose Heal?s store, an old customer in London. From here she was referred to Gordon Forsyth who arranged for Greta to teach in his Central School of Art in Burslem while she settled into her new life. After a brief spell at Mintons Greta rented factory space for her own Greta Pottery. In 1938 she married again, to Harold Marks. Unfortunatly, the outbreak of the 2nd world war and the curtailing of decorative pottery, brought the pottery to an end. After war the couple moved to London where Greta established a studio pottery.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery