Following a long tradition, Lutz Könecke in Lower Saxony’s Großenrode manufactures ceramic vessels.
Lutz Könecke’s great-grandfather was Otto Lindig, who studied at the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1922 and later took over as head of the ceramics department at Dornburg. The great-grandson actually never got to know him, but Otto was always present in the family. Otto Lindig – one of the great personalities in the history of 20th century German ceramics.
Lutz Könecke’s ceramic work is defined by the theme of the potter’s wheel-rotated vessel, which he does not simply reiterate as a commodity, but also in the manner of its presentation, historically reflects and at the same time conceptually aestheticizes as an object. The engagement with the work of the great Kassel teacher Walter Popp, who revolutionized the face of post-1945 ceramics with his vessel assembly, led Könecke to also draw upon the means of assembly.