"Otto ceramics, with their deep volcanic glazes and vibrant colours are among the most striking objects to emerge from the modern European design movement." Dr. Graham Cooley

Handcrafted Art Pottery

"Our Fat Lava pottery pieces are renowned for their vivid colors, ranging from fiery reds and oranges to deep blues and earthy browns. The glazes, are applied generously and often dripped or layered, creating a three-dimensional effect that resembled molten lava. This organic and sculptural quality makes each piece a unique work of art." Otto Gerharz Jnr.

  • Otto Keramik, a name synonymous with artistic ceramic craftsmanship, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a special edition: Golden Bulls Edition 1010. This collection is a tribute to the company's enduring legacy and its commitment to the fusion of traditional techniques with contemporary design.

  • The legacy of Otto Keramik
    Founded in 1964 by Otto Gerharz Sr, Otto Keramik has been a pioneer of innovation in the world of ceramics. Known for its distinctive glazes and bold, sculptural forms, the company has maintained its reputation for quality and creativity throughout the decades. Otto Keramik pieces are highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts around the world.

  • The Creation of the Golden Bulls Edition
    Each bull is crafted from high-quality clay, carefully glazed, and fired at precise temperatures to ensure both durability and a flawless finish. The bulls, or just their horns, are then coated with a fine gold-based glaze containing up to 25% pure gold. They undergo a second firing at 750°C to achieve a brilliant, long-lasting golden luster.

The German ceramic designer Kurt Tschöner, introduced vase forms that broke the boundaries of convention and became symbols of the 70s aesthetic. His bold, geometric shapes embodied the essence of the era. Today, Otto Gerharz Jnr. breathes new life into these iconic pieces, with his fresh, approach to glazes that resonate with contemporary audiences while preserving their historical significance.

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  • How long will it take to receive what I have ordered?

    Each of our ceramic pieces is a unique, handmade work of art, made with great care. Please be patient with us, it can take up to 4 weeks to complete your order.

“I value the unpredictable elements inherent in ceramics. The process involves surrendering control to the chemical reactions of glazes during kiln firing, yielding one-of-a-kind creations. This inherent uncertainty contributes a distinctive quality to my work.” Otto Gerharz Jnr.

  • With its sleek lines and minimalist charm, the Otto Keramik Elephant continues to enchant collectors. This legacy underlines the resilience of art. Today, our Elephant remains a cherished symbol of artistic evolution.

A rare insight into the working life of Otto Gerharz