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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
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Display artist/maker:

Helmut Friedrich Schäffenacker

Born: 1921, Germany, Ulm   Died: 2010, Germany, Ulm

Ceramicist, sculptor and painter. Son of painter Otto Schäffenacker (1888-1964). Studied under sculptor Diwerge and Professor Peters in Hamburg, Germany, 1946-1948, and 1949 under Rudolf Pauschinger (1882-1957) in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1948, he set up studio Schäffenacker and in 1960 established a ceramic workshop, which he closed down in 1993 and started a cooperation with a fellow ceramicist instead. He won a variety of national and international prizes and received a medal of merit for his achievements from the German government in 1986. The Künstlerhaus Ulm, Germany, staged a solo exhibition in 2006 to celebrate his 85. birthday. His studio produced decorative and utilitarian ceramics. As a sculptor, he preferably worked with materials such as stainless steel and bronze, but also with wood and stone. The commissions he received included, for example, wall reliefs for public and private buildings.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Three inter-linked sculptural vases] C1733 Ceramics