Stael, Hansi1946/1966

Museu do Caramulo

Museu do Caramulo
Caramulo, Portugal


  • Title: Vase
  • Creator: Stael, Hansi
  • Date: 1946/1966
  • Technique/Material: Polychromed ceramics
  • Physical Dimensions: w31 x h43 cm (Entire)
  • Exhibition: Caramulo, Portugal
  • Donated by:: Fábrica Secla
  • Description: A painter, graphic artist and ceramist of Hungarian origin, Hansi Stäel studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts and the Academy of Fine Art in her native city of Budapest. The vicissitudes of the Second World War brought her to Portugal, where she settled in 1946, and where, in the same year, at the gallery of the S.N.I., she held an “Exhibition of Paintings and Ceramics” made at the Fábrica Viúva Lamego. Her fundamental role in the renewal of Portuguese ceramics only became noted in 1950 when she began her collaboration with the SECLA factory in Caldas da Raínha, and, above all, between 1954-57, when she became director of the factory’s artistic department, inviting painters, sculptors and designers to help create pieces. Hansi Stäel developed her career through the creation either of pieces intended for industrial production or of unique examples, such as this vase: an excellent decorative piece, which presents a relief decoration of ordinary women, ranging from fishwives to water-carriers, on a bluish background in a somewhat expressionistic treatment highlighted by the slips that show evident affinities with the artist’s painting.
  • Type: Ceramics
  • Rights: Museu do Caramulo

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