Roth Fat Lava Ceramics

Form 313 in red.  Antique Helper (sold)

 Form 311 in orange.  Antique Helper (sold)

Various forms in purple.  photo via: Abstrafab blog

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The West German company Roth Keramik was founded by Edmund Roth in the late 60's and was in existence till 2008. They produced these wild "Fat-Lava" pieces during the 70's. They came in blue, yellow, red, orange and purple. I believe they were designed by Dorothea Roth and produced using the slip casting method, but don't quote me on that! I love the way the heavy volcanic style glazes contrast with the smooth glossy color areas.
From 312 (Guitar Vase) in red.  Antique Helper (sold)

Form 312 (Guitar Vase) in purple.  Antique Helper (sold)

Form 310 in red.  Retro Minded, Netherlands (sold)

Form 314 (larger version of 313) in orange, ebay

Form 311 in yellow. Glasgalerie Jan Kilian, Germany (sold)

Form 308 in red.  Glasgalerie Jan Kilian, Germany (sold)

I found these pictures of the old Roth Keramik factory in Ebernhahn, Germany, which since 2009 has been a car workshop. Photos are via WestGermanyVazen.blogspot.

For more information about Roth ceramics check out author Kevin James Graham's book Spritzdecor to Fat Lava Volumes 1 & 2.

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