(1888 - 1990)
Margarete Heymann was a jewish ceramic designer, one of Bauhaus designers, who lived in Germany and England.
Before graduating from the Bauhaus School of Arts in Weimar, Heymann studied at the Cologne School of Arts and at Dusseldorf Academy.
After marrying her husband, Gustav Loebenstein, she co-founded her studio, along with Gustav and her brother.
Her creativity and keen interesst in exploring and combining simple geometric shapes soon turned into a solid body of work and a successfull business, Hael-Werkstätten pottery, that employed 120 people,
After her husband’s death, in 1928, in a car accident, Margarete was left running the factory on her own and in 1935 she was forced by the Nazi government to sell her business and move to London, where she initially settled in Stoke-InTent, industrial city known as “The Potteries”.
She worked first for Mintons and then opened her own pottery, Grete Pottery.
Tired of Stoke’s conservatism, she moved with him to London after the war and worked as a painter.