He was someone one met less at trade fairs and private viewings than in book shops. What does this tell us about Klaus Lehmann, who was long considered a “ceramist”? That his inter-ests were both wider and deeper than just supplying bowls and vases with aes-thetically pleasing forms and décor. Widely read in literature and philosophy, he was concerned with noth-ing less than the fundamental conditions and acts both of the material and of humankind …
There is the object and it leaves a mark, an indentation.
A reduction to distinct shapes, minimal colour schemes and unspectacular materials allows for a differentiated, detailed tracking.
The flames touch the vessels, the wood ash flies through the kiln, sticks on the clay and melts slowly to a glaze.
Made from the memories and images that appear over the years.
Painting, poetry and performance meet and penetrate each other.