School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Martin Minderman

Born: 1940, Germany, Bremen

Ceramicist. Martin Mindermann takes his inspiration from early Bronze Age vessels making uncomplicated forms using variations of stretched or squashed spheres and deep bulbous bowls with flattened shoulders sometimes on a very large scale. His pots are thrown, turned and bisque fired in an electric kiln. Metal chlorides are then sprayed on to obtain a fine colour distribution. The pots are fired in a fibre box mounted on a table before reducing in sawdust in a hole in the ground and covered completely, where they are left to cool for 24 hours. The final effect creates a rich copper turquoise colouring with crackled surface. This is set off by the use of gold lacquer inlays which give a richness and allusion to the idea of archaeological excavation and buried treasure

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Raku fired vessel] C1334 Ceramics