Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Beat Wismer, Regula Linck von Kries.
Margrit Linck (1897–1983) is one of 20th-century Europe’s most prominent ceramics artists. Over the course of five decades, the Swiss ceramicist developed an approach to pottery that was both utilitarian and highly stylized. This book features Linck’s more organic, sculptural work juxtaposed with her everyday objects, such as bowls and vases, which are distinguished by an enchanting simplicity and clarity of form. In this volume, readers encounter Margrit Linck as both an artist and a person who strove for perfection in her craft, placing her work in the context of biographical information and numerous contemporaneous artistic movements, particularly Surrealism. The plate section allows readers to delve deeper into her oeuvre, from her series of pure white pottery pieces to her more experimental work inspired by African sculpture. This monograph demonstrates how current and refreshing Linck’s work remains to this day.