Matthias Kaiser is an Austrian Potter who's style focuses on simplicity and functionality. He studied at Parsons school of design in NY and at Vienna's university of applied arts, he then apprenticed with two Japanese master potters in Seto and Karatasu.
Overall, Matthias likes to reveal and not hide any of the little marks or details that get left behind, subtracting industrial processes as far as possible from the refinement of raw materials and totally from manufacture. The finished pieces retain a natural look to them, which aren't necessarily uniform in both shape and finish. I often link Matthias' work to the word wabi-sabi in Japanese, the characteristics being asymmetry, roughness or irregularity, simplicity, intimacy, and the appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.
You can find Matthias making pots at his studio in Vienna, Austria. We're very proud to present a unique selection here.