Gerald Weigel

Hoher Stein

201258 x 30 x 28 cm
grogged stoneware, slab built, Ashglazes, reductionfired 1340°CFoto: Gotlind Weigel

Gerald Weigel


Nature is the inspiration for my work stones, rock faces and lava shapes. In the1960s ones of the kind were rarely found in my work. Primarily it was the shape of wings which came into existence and which later, in the 1980s, were taken over from the shape of stones. Additionally, the wings appear, too, which have been significant of my work all the time. The glazes disappeared and the surfaces became rough.

My recent works show again stones and have high shapes and three corner forms of intense colourfulness.


1973Gabsheim/ Rheinhessen,studio with Gotlind Weigel
1967-1972Bach/ Westerwald, studio with Gotlind Weigel
1961-1967Mainz, studio with Gotlind Weigel
1954-1959Hoehr-Grenzhausen, studio Balzar-Kopp
1942-1949Industrial Arts School, Sonneberg


2004Staatspreis Rheinland-Pfalz
1989Max-Laeuger-Preis 1. prize
1972Member of Académie Internationale de la Céramique, Genève/CH
1969Muenchen, Bayerischer Staatspreis, Gold medal
1967Istanbul, TR International Ceramique, Silver medal


Berlin, D, Kunstgewerbemuseum

Hamburg, D, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

London, GB, Victoria and Albert Museum

München, D, Die Neue Sammlung

Tokyo, Japan, National Museum of Modern Art