Gertrud and Otto Natzler, originally from Austria, escaped to America when the Germans took power. Gertrud was the maker, creating and throwing the pots and Otto the glaze magician.
Together they produced pots with clean simple lines which were enhanced by the amazing glazes that Otto mastered. Their work was mainly low fired earthenware, which assisted them with their vast and vibrant colour range, such bright colours are harder to achieve at higher temperatures. Their pots seem to have the same simplistic influence as those of Lucie Rie. It seems these types of pots command attention because of their subtlety and their wonderful craftsmanship. Their use of Volcanic or Crater Glazes is also wonderful to see. Interesting the photographs make the pots look quite large, but in fact many are quite small.
Copy of 1966 Catalogue
The Ceramic Work of
Gertrud & Otto Natzler
A Retrospective Exhibition