Otto Lindig

After closing the Bauhaus in Weimar the workshop as a training centre in Dornburg continued to exist. From that moment Otto Lindig ran the pottery, first as crafts master at the newly founded State College for Crafts and Architecture (Staatliche Hochschule für Handwerk und Baukunst), from 1930 as independent master potter. So again apprentices underwent their training here, partially worked in the Marstall workshop for years and took important positions in the German ceramics history after leaving Dornburg. The following belonged to them: Johannes Leßmann, Liebfriede Bernstiel, Walburga Külz, Erich Triller, Rose Krebs, Otto Hofmann, Douglas Zadek

Up to 1947 Lindig manufactured his “Bauhaus ceramics (Bauhaustöpfereien – as he said himself) here in the family workshop. However, he also continued to produce a lot of his own designs developed in the first half of the twenties.

Despite lasting economic difficulties Lindig gained high national and international appreciation in the 1930s. The gold medal he achieved at the Paris World Exhibition in 1937 not least of all proves the appreciation Lindig’s ceramics gained and have gained up to now.