Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2010
BORN: 1960 in Berlin, Germany
RESIDES: Cismar, Germany
Jan Kollwitz is known for creating ceramics modeled around Japanese techniques. After studying with Horst Kerstan in Kandern, Germany for three years, Kollwitz became the personal student of Yutaka Nakamura in Echizen, Japan, for two years. Nakamura taught him the ancient firing methods associated with anagama kilns, as well as the traditional Echizen methods of making vessels. Equally formative for Kollwitz was his friendship with ceramicist Kazu Yamada, a pupil of Tokuro Katos. Together, Kollwitz and Yamada initiated plans to build an original anagama wood-burning kiln in Germany. Kollwitz completed a Fellowship at Villa Massimo in Rome, Italy in 2011 and was the 2012 recipient of the Prefectural Cultural Award, "Kulturpreis Ostholstein." He continues to exhibit his work widely in Germany and abroad, and is included in significant public collections such as the British Museum in London, Berlin’s Keramik-Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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