Johannes Milan’s ceramics exude life. Calligraphic abstract cobalt shapes and drips animate the surface and are used by Milan as a language across his tableware (see also 50764 and 50763). Peters purposefully misshapes his forms and the base of this thrown jar has been squeezed to give a softness to the body. The clear nepheline glaze used by Milan brings light and depth to his slip coated surfaces. 
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)
https://gemachtvon.milan.how [accessed 28 July 2020]
Not on display
Title/Description: Lidded pot
Artist/Maker: Johannes Peters
Object Type: Pot
Accession Number: 50796
Production Place: Germany
Credit Line: Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Leslie Birks Hay and allocated to SCVA, 2016