Maria Philippi

Maria Philippi

Please note that although Maria was German, she has been included in designers from the Danish pottery Søholm, where she produced some very successful ceramic ranges.


Born: 10th September 1927 Hamburg. Died: 3 February 2004 Bad Krozingen


1951-1954 Potter`s apprenticeship with Monika Maetzel in Hamburg

1955-1956 Worked at workshops in Juist and Hamburg

1957-1959 Studied at the Staatl. Werkschule für Keramik in Höhr-Grenzhausen with Hubert Griemert, master craftsman’s certificate

Worked at the workshop of Otto, Albrecht & Görge Hohlt in Katzbach/Bavaria

1960-1962 Worked as a teacher at the Keramik-Fachschule in Stoob/Austria

1962-1964 Worked as a designer at Soholm AS Bornholm/Denmark

1964-1998 Own workshop in Merzhausen near Freiburg in the Southwest of Germany


With grateful thanks to Walther Lokau.