Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Maria Philippi Soholm dish. Danish pottery from 1965.

Here's another small dish designed by Maria Philippi.

Made by Soholm Pottery, Bornholm, Denmark, the dish dates from around 1965. It's a simple, yet well-balanced shape, the design is typical of the style of the 1960s, the colours work well together, and there's a lovely tactile feel to surface of the pot – four factors that ensured this little dish would make its way into the Potshot collection.


  1. Great post; what a beautiful dish!

    I have a plate/trinket dish in the same pattern, but with a darker glaze. I'm trying to find out exactly when it was made... I'd love to know where you get your dates from.

  2. I have a Maria Philippi wall plaque , I think she was at Soholm in 1963... but not totally certain.

  3. Dr. Walter Lokau, Bremen/Germany10 April 2014 at 16:13

    Maria Philippi was at Soholm for about 3 years, from 1962 until 1964 - her designs were produced until the 70s. Here is a little biography:

    Maria Philippi

    * 10th of September 1927 Hamburg
    + 3rd of February 2004 Bad Krozingen

    1951-1954 Potter`s apprenticeship with Monika Maetzel in Hamburg
    1955-1956 Worked at workshops in Juist and Hamburg
    1957-1959 Studied at the Staatl. Werkschule für Keramik in Höhr-Grenzhausen with
    Hubert Griemert, master craftsman’s certificate
    Worked at the workshop of Otto, Albrecht & Görge Hohlt in Katzbach
    1960-1962 Worked as a teacher at the Keramik-Fachschule in Stoob/Austria
    1962-1964 Worked as a designer at Soholm AS Bornholm/Denmark
    1964-1998 Own workshop at Merzhausen near Freiburg in the Southwest of Germany