Cristian Richter became interested in the arts and crafts as a young man and completed an apprenticeship at the "Master School of Arts and Crafts" in Charlottenburg. Afterwards he went to Heiner Hans Körting, one of the leading ceramists in the GDR, and passed his journeyman's examination in Bürgel there. Back in Berlin, he worked for Eva Schulz-Endert and then moved on to the Grothe ceramic workshop in Velten. His next stop were the Hedwig Bollhagen workshops in Marwitz near Velten. He had a deep friendship with Hedwig Bollhagen until her death. After completing his master's examination and employment as a foreman in Marwitz, he went back to Berlin and founded his own workshop. He experimented with shapes and colors, glazing and firing techniques. Christian Richter also became known as a peace activist across the borders of Berlin.
Large and heavy vase from manganese clay. 1960s or 1970s. Very good condition. Studio mark. Height app 21 cm.
Ball vase with delicate smooth glaze. 1960s or 1970s. Very good condition. Studio mark. Height app 12 cm.
Heavy ball vase from manganese clay. 1960s or 1970s. Very good condition. Studio mark. Height app 13 cm.
Small cup with semi glazed sgraffito decor. 1960s or 1970s. With studio mark. Height app. 6 cm.
Baluster shaped vase with glazed engobe and sgraffito decor. 1960s or 1970s. With studio mark. Height app. 20 cm.