Klaus Hartmann

I believe well-crafted functional objects can enhance our daily lives. The pots I make are designed with that in mind. I am driven by the urge to make, influenced and inspired by different craft processes, tools, materials and objects.

Most of my pieces start on the potter’s wheel and finished by firing them in a wood-fuelled kiln. This gives them a distinctive, always varied warm quality. At the moment I really enjoy carving the smooth, wheel-thrown surfaces to create these very tactile pots.

About Klaus Hartmann

Klaus Hartmann was introduced to ceramics in 1993 when he joined a therapeutic pottery workshop at a residential care facility for young adults in Co. Kildare. After graduating from the DCCI Ceramic Skills and Design course in Thomastown Co. Kilkenny, in 1997, he began working in the ceramic industry as a production thrower. In 2005 he established his own professional workshop.

Between 2014 and 2020 he was a part time technical demonstrator/technician for the DCCI Ceramic Skills and Design Course.  He is now enjoying a full-time career making ceramics.

Connect with Klaus Hartmann

+353 85 145 8228






Co. Kilkenny

R95 X068