Schale mit Glasur Morpho Helena, um 1967
Jan Bontjes van Beek

He was borne 1899 in Vejle and passed away in Berlin in 1969.

After a potter apprenticeship and studies of glaze engineering, he founded the Fischerhude Kunstkeramik in 1925.
His first exhibition was in Munich in 1926.
In 1932 he moved to Berlin.
In 1947 he became professor of art in Berlin, same 1960 in Hamburg.

In 1963 he got the Hamburg Culture Award,
and the Berlin Art Award in 1965.