Friedländer, Marguerite (UK)

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Lyon (FR)
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1933 - ca.1940
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Marguerite Friedländer was born in 1896 in Lyon. She follows from 1919 to 1925 a training in Berlin. From 1919 to 1928 she studied at the Bauhaus Potters School (sinds 2019 a museum) in Dornburg near Weimar (DE). From 1928 to 1933 she taught at the Bauhaus School in Burg Giebichenstein in Halle /Saale (DE). She designed various dinner services. In 1933 she left Germany with Franz Wildenhain and settled in Putten in the Netherlands. Here they started the pottery 't Kruikje (small bottle). In 1936 Marguerite designs for the Sphinx in Maastricht two services. Around 1940 Friedländer left for the USA. In 1942 she established the Pond Farm Pottery in Guerneville (CA). Franz Wildenhain rejoins her after the war in 1947. Marguerite Friedländer died in Guerneville in 1985.

Images: Marguerite at the wheel German period; portrait, Putten (NL) around 1935 (photo Otto Hagel at: Pottery in Putten); the Bauhaus School in Dornburg (Bauhaus Werkstatt Museum Dornburg 2019).





  • Wildenhain, Marguerite, The Invisible Core, A Potter's Life and Thoughts, 1973
  • Schaap, Cees en Henny van Wilgenburg, Pottenbakkers in Putten 1929-1945, 1999.
  • Singelenberg-Van der Meer, M., Nederlandse keramiek- en glasmerken 1880-1940, 2001.
  • Schwarz, Dean and Geraldine, Marguerite Wildenhain and the Bauhaus, An Eyewitness Anthology, 2007.
  • De Jong, Anne Houk, 'Van Bauhaus tot Pond Farm, Marguerite Friedlaender (1896-1985)' in: Vormen uit Vuur, 239, april 2019.