Thomas Bohle makes art from clay, earth, water, glass, metal oxides, with fi and by his own hands. His large double-walled thrown pieces are “free” sculptures and transcend the traditional borders between ceramics and “freie Kunst”.
Thomas Bohle has acquired this mastery of clay, glaze and colour through decades of working at the potter’s wheel and can now create works whose interaction of form and colour in the kiln produce pieces of utmost perfection. The throwing of vessels measuring up to eighty centimetres in diameter and when wet weighing nearly a hundred kilograms pushes the limits of what is technically possible and demands great physical strength, control and inner peace. In order to tackle these sheer masses and weights Thomas Bohle has over the years developed specialised techniques and tools to enable him to do so.