Fritz Vehring


201118 x 18 cm
gebaut, modelliert , gebrannt

Fritz Vehring


The vessel, the ability to hold something is a fundamental thought supporting my work. With this idea as a source I have developed helmets, heads, machines and gadgetry. Those groups overlap, as the vessel is the source of all in form and content and because the character of my work is developed by modelling, compressing, cutting, assembling, piercing and arranging series. This process always helps surfacing new structures of the material.


1986-2011professor for ceramic at Hochschule für Künste, Bremen
1983-1986professor for ceramic at Fachhochschule Niederrhein, Krefeld
1983member of AIC, Genf
1979-1983lecturer for ceramic at Fachhochschule Niederrhein, Krefeld
1972-1977studies with Walter Popp at Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Kassel


1998Kulturpreis des Landkreises Diepholz jointly with Vera Vehring
1978Förderpreis des Landes Niedersachsen für Kunsthandwerk jointly with Vera Vehring
19752nd price at Westerwaldpreis deutsche Keramik75, Höhr-Grenzhausen
19742nd price at Frechener Kulturstiftung, Frechen
19732nd price at Richard Bampi-Preis, Hannover

collections: selection

Bremen, Focke-Museum

Coburg, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Museum

Frechen, Keramion

Leipzig, Grassimuseum