Monumental Elly Kuch Studio Ceramic Floor Germany 1960s

Very rare huge floor vase designed by Wilhelm & Elly KUCH, 1960s, Germany.

Excellent condition. Signature mark at the side.

59 H x 29 W x 26 D cm

Wilhelm Kuch, born 1925,

– 1947 apprenticeship – Gusso Reuss in Munich

– 1948 opened the studio in Burgthann

– 1953 became master potter

Elly Kuch, born 1929 died 2008 1946-49 apprenticeship in several studios

– 1949-51 second apprenticeship as a goldsmith

– 1951 marriage with Wilhelm Kuch

– 1953 the Kuchs started to worked together in their workshop in Burgthann Their work like this Vase have received many honors:

– 1965 gold medal premio faenza, Italy 1965 prize of the „deutschen keramischen gesellschaft“

1966 gold medal (premio faenza) , Italy

1967 gold medal (academie internationale de la ceramique) turkey

1968 prized again in faenza, Italy gold medal (premio pineta) cervia, Italy grand prix biennale ceramiche artistiche in vallauris; grand prix des rates alpes maritimes became members of the academie internationale de la ceramique, gent Belgium

1969 gold medal (premio faenza) Italy

1970 international pottery symposium bechyné, Czech republic

1971 gold medal (premio faenza) Italy

1973 gold medal (premio faenza) Italy internationalceramics symposium Memphis, USA gold medal ceramics international in Alberta, Canada

1975 westerwaldpreis höhr Grenzhausen Germany

1982 founder member ‘gruppe 83’ together with other important potters like dieter crumbiegel karl scheid, beate kuhn, fritz vehring gotlind weigel, antje brüggemann,

1984 grand Bavarian state prize, Germany.