November 21, 2011
Ceramics 1 B1
Beate Kuhn is a German potter, and is known internationally. She is very important in pottery and introduced the technique of making sculpture from wheel-thrown multiples. She has many awards for her works, as well as solo exhibits all over the world.
Beate Kuhn was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1927. She was born into a rather artistic family-her father being a sculptor and her mother a pianist, which helped her build foundation in the arts. In college, she studied art history at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg from 1947 to 1949. She then continued her studies at Art School in Wiesbaden from 1949 to 1951. It was here that she learned the ceramic technique that was most important throughout her career-throwing at the wheel. From 1951 to 1953, Kuhn studied at the Art School in Darmstadt and was taught by Friedrich Theodor Schroeder. After graduation, Beate Kuhn took over Friedrich Theodor Schroeder's studio along with Karl Schied in 1953. This is where her first independent career began.
In 1957, Kuhn moved to Dudelsheim, Germany, and set up her own workshop. Beginning in the early 1960’s, Kuhn has created freely designed sculptures, each piece consisting of individual elements of art that she has created herself. Beate Khun enjoys abstract pottery, and creates very interesting pieces. She stated that she gets a lot of inspiration from nature, with many of her works being about animals, and many titles dealing with nature ("Fog in the forest", "Bush by the stream," "Colorful Tree," etc.) Another source of inspiration is from listening to classical music.
Beate Kuhn is a German potter, born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1927to an artistic family, and is known internationally. She is very important in pottery and introduced the technique of making sculpture from wheel-thrown multiples. She has many awards for her works, as well as solo exhibits all over the world. Beate Kuhn has created freely...