Hans Peter Mader

Hans Peter Mader

Germany, 1951

Sculptures

Hans Peter Mader studied architecture an art. He then became a potter, architect, restorer, and landscape architect. His work is therefore very diverse, and his design language broad. From life-size images to small objects that you can hold in the palm of your hand. Large spheres painted with mysterious signs and animals of colored ceramics. Hans Peter works with geometric patterns and organic forms.

The structure of his work is often determined by the Raku technique. A ceramic arrangement that has been practiced in Japan since the 16th century. The images are made with sawdust on a barrel and heated to around 1,000 degrees. The result is a peculiar crack on the glaze. Mader works with earth tones so the cracks in the ceramics evoke images of dried out sand plains. His work seems to have been literally dug out from the earth. Interspersed with the oily hues, the images are universal and represent the cosmos in all its diversity.

“His images are universal and represent the cosmos in all it’s diversity.”

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Hans Peter Mader
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