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Description - Amphora. Rogier Vandeweghe: Ceramics 1957-1975 by Marc Heiremans

A publication on the extraordinary vessels and glazed by the Belgian company Amphora, with large scale photographs that allow an in-depth study of the hand-thrown vessels.

Rogier Vandeweghe established himself as an independent potter in Sint Andries, near Bruges, after leaving the ceramic workshop Per Ignem, which he had founded with his brother Laurent in 1947. Under the name Amphora, from 1960 on, his quickly expanding workshop produced entirely hand-thrown vessels. His modern forms - with glazes developed in-house and experimental firing techniques - rapidly earned the workshop an international reputation.

Participation in major contemporary exhibitions led to numerous awards and acquisitions by leading ceramic museums across Europe. In 1975 all production ceased, and the workshop faded into obscurity. The present publication is a tribute to Rogier Vandeweghe and his wife, Myranna Pyck, for their unwavering commitment and their continuous quest for high-quality modern beauty in their ceramics.

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