The clay makes the coffee ... and much more

So many things are different in the Wiesergut. There is an emphasis on individuality and attention to detail here. So it is not really any wonder that the Wiesergut has its own range of ceramics. No two plates are the same, not your standard off-the-peg.

Rather, the crockery, indeed in terms of colour, material and shape is the same, yet differs in design finish. The creator, Petra Lindenbauer, explains: ‘It is just like in a family; everyone sings from the same hymn sheet, but each person has their own character.’

Petra Lindenbauer
Petra Lindenbauer

The tableware in the Wiesergut is just like a family – each one is the same, but each has its own character. Every piece is made by hand, individually, but all as part of a series.’

She talks and sits back down at her potter's wheel again to make more crockery for the Wiesegut. What are we talking about? We chatted to Petra Lindenbauer. She is responsible for the tableware in the Wiesergut. The ceramist emphasised the communicative element of ceramics, since when working with clay, there is always a contrast – a person, a room which has a bearing on the ceramics, the shape and the concept. And this has happened in the Wiesergut too. We talked to her:

Petra, what have you made for the Wiesergut?

The crockery set for the Wiesergut has lots of elements – there are bowls, plates, platters, mugs and jugs, as well as vases and other vessels. For the dining area I made plates, bowls and mugs. I wanted to emphasise basic concepts like naturalness, straightforwardness and originality. The plain colours, shapes and surfaces around the Wiesergut reflect this.

What was the starting point in your common considerations for this series?

Working with the Kröll family was very constructive and rewarding. The starting point was to provide the guest with a special dining experience via unusual crockery, together with fantastic food. In making this series of crockery it was important to me to convey the power of this place in my vessels. We eat food made using regional ingredients from these vessels.

What is noticeable is that each vessel is different. What is the thinking behind this?

That’s right. Somehow everything fits, but each piece is original and has its own idiosyncrasies. Just like a family – somehow everyone is the same, yet each person has their own character and lives their own life. And so it is with ceramics too – each one is very much its own entity and yet all pieces create a cohesive sense of beauty.

That is the Wiesergut too – the content and the packaging go together. Typically Wiesergut.