Since the beginning of my craft activity I process the material clay. Initially, exclusively on the potter's wheel, for several years I have been using casting molds made of plaster to duplicate my vessels. My special interest is the design of jars.

Until the 19th century, jars were richly decorated luxury items that served as gifts. They were used to store valuable goods - for sugar, sweets, tobacco, and especially jewelry.

Jar and coffee pot with leaf motif. Drawing ©Jeanne Koepp
Jar and coffee pot with leaf motif. Drawing ©Jeanne Koepp

Jars were made of a wide variety of materials, the higher quality ones from alabaster, precious metals or porcelain, simple jars from tin.

Modellkerne
Modellkerne

My jars are made of earthenware. The blanks are poured into plaster molds and fired in an electric kiln at 1100 degrees Celsius.

Plaster mold
Plaster mold

Ceramic sliding patterns or even gold overlays, which fuse with the glaze in the process of firing, serve as surface design.

Gold box, height with knob 13cm, knob: old fashion jewelry, plastic
Gold box, height with knob 13cm, knob: old fashion jewelry, plastic

On the lids of the jars are different materials such as metals, plastic, glass and paper in different combinations as a knob. This gives the cans their special, individual charm.

Beetle jars: diameter 18cm , height 6cm

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I founded the label Jeanne Koepp in 1990 in Prenzlauer Berg, a former eastern district of Berlin. Since then, the gallery of the same name is located at Kollwitzstraße 53.

Jeanne Koepp in the 90s
Jeanne Koepp in the 90s

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