Artist: T.A.C. Colenbrander (Dutch, Doesburg 1841–1930 Lagg-Keppel)

Manufacturer: Plateelbakkerij Ram, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Date: ca. 1921

Medium: Glazed earthenware

Dimensions: H: 10 1/8 x Diam: 5 1/2 in. (25.7 x 14 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Pottery

Credit Line: Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 2010

Accession Number: 2010.346


Trained as an architect, Colenbrander incorporated shapes inspired by nature and the built environment into his designs for pottery and carpets. In 1921, Colenbrander was appointed design director at artist-dealer N. H. (Henri) van Lerven’s newly formed Plateelbakkerij Ram (Ram Pottery) in Arnhem, where he produced some of his most successful work. Renowned for his bright palette and innovative use of fanciful motifs, Colenbrander designed abstract pottery by applying boldly colored glazes onto white or cream earthenware vases.