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Christopher R Marsden

The first study of the architectural ceramics of Fritz Steller has just been published.
Between 1969 and 1975, Fritz Steller produced some of the most dramatic and innovative postwar architectural ceramics seen in Britain, including the series of ten massive stoneware panels made for Huddersfield's Queensgate Market. His work was generally unappreciated for thirty years, and now just as originality and its significance in the development of ceramic decoration is being recognised much of it has been lost or is threatened.

The 7,000 word article has been written by Huddersfield Gem member Christopher Marsden who had been impressed by the Queensgate Market Hall ceramics for many years.

In 2004 Christopher started a study of the Huddersfield ceramics. This led to Christopher uncovering the extraordinary origins of this massive sculpture and how it led to new ceramic and multi media techniques that produced work installed across the country; Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Leeds, Luton, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Southend, Tamworth, Wigan and Wokingham. In1995 the editor of the TACS Journal invited Christopher to prepare the illustrated article.

"The Architectural Ceramics of Fritz Steller" is in TACS (Tiles and Ceramics Society) Journal Volume 13, published in 2007, it also contains: Aesthetic Chicago: Art Tiles of the Samuel M. Nickerson House. and Unsung Pioneers: the founders of Gibbs & Canning, Terracotta Manufacturers.

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The TACS Journal is an annual scholarly publication containing illustrated articles of original research, many covering subjects being studied for the first time.

TACS Journal Volume 13 is £12.00.

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