Johannes Milan’s ceramics exude life. There is a relaxedness in the organic shape of this bowl. Visible hand-pressed marks on the interior create a dappled texture and softness that is accentuated by the clear nepheline glaze.  Simple cobalt markings animate the interior and are a language used by Milan across his tableware (see also 50763 and 50796).
Milan apprenticed for five years in France with Jean-Nicolas Gerard (see 50741) making slip earthenware before setting up his own studio in Germany, where he now lives and works.
Sim Panaser, July 2020
 Milan’s glaze recipe is detailed in: Tony Birks, The Complete Potter’s Companion, (London: Conran Octopus Limited, 1997) p. 134.
Birks, Tony, The Complete Potter’s Companion, (London: Conran Octopus Limited, 1997)
Milan, Johannes, Artist website (2020) <https://gemachtvon.milan.how/> [accessed 28 July 2020]
Not on display
Artist/Maker: Johannes Peters (Artist)
Date created: 1992
Object Type: Bowl
Materials: Ceramic, Earthenware
Measurements: d. 300mm
Accession Number: 50764
Historic Period: 20th century
Production Place: Europe, Germany
Credit Line: Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Leslie Birks Hay and allocated to SCVA, 2016