Elisabeth Pluquet Ulrich
Elisabeth Pluquet Ulrich 1939-2001
Born in Bremen in 1921
1939-42 Bremen, Nordic Art College, pottery apprenticeship with Siegfried Möller, journeyman's examination
1942-43 Bremen, Nordic Art College, sculpture by Prof. Gorsemann
1943-44 State Academy of Fine Arts, Sculptor studies with O. Heim and F. v. Chr. Graevenitz
1946-55 Bremen, joint workshop with Ingrid Fechner-Ahlers; 1955-2000 own studio in Bremen
1955-2000 founding member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bremen
1962 Munich, Bavarian State Prize and Gold Medal
1962 Prague, International Ceramics, Gold Medal
1966 Bremen, Prize of the Sparkasse in Bremen
1967 Istanbul, International Ceramics, Honorable Diploma
1957 Oldenburg, Landesmuseum, solo exhibition
1962 Prague, International Ceramics of the Present
1963 - 80 Bremen Focke Museum - Annual exhibitions of the AKB
1970: Exhibition Material and Form Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Architecture: joint exhibition of the German Handicraft ADK and the Association of German Architects BDA organized by the regional groups Bremen and Lower Saxony
1972 Compiegne, 15 artistes brèmois
1973 77,79,82,83 Höhr-Grenzhausen: Participation German Ceramics Westerwald Prize
1973 Bremerhaven Kunsthalle, with Hans P. and Gerhard 20.9.-14.10.
1977 Munich, solo exhibition Handwerksmesse
1984 Düsseldorf, German Kermaik today - solo exhibition Hetjensmuseum
1985/86 traveling exhibition in Japan; Australia; China, handicrafts from Hamburg and northern Germany
1988 Stuttgart, European Arts and Crafts
1989 Hamburg Galerie L
1991 Special exhibition in the GALLERY THEIS Bremen
1992 Hamburg, Fair for Arts and Crafts, Justus Brinckmann
2008 Coburg Art Collection
Elisabeth attended the "Nordic Art College" on Wandrahm from 1939 to 1942 , as the State Arts and Crafts School was called from 1936. There she was taught ceramics and she passed a journeyman's examination with Siegfried Möller. From 1942 to 1943 she attended the sculpture class of Prof. Gorsemann. From 1943 to 1944 she was at the State Academy of Arts in Stuttgart in the sculpture class of Otto Heim and Fritz von Graevenitz.
From 1946 to 1955 she had a joint workshop in Bremen with Ingrid Fechner-Ahlers and from 1955 until her death she had her own studio in Bremen. She was a founding member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kunsthandwerk (AKB), which was founded in 1955 in the Focke Museum. The Focke Museum presented in a comprehensive exhibition the works of the members of the new association. She also taught at the Staatliche Kunstschule Bremen.
Elisabeth Pluquets ceramics are remarkable for their clarity of lines and precision of the contours. The matte glazes obtained in reduction firings are characterized by a finely tuned, almost monochrome color .
She was married to the painter Hans Pluquet. Together with her husband she designed a mosaic of clay tablets for the grammar school at Kurt-Schumacher-Allee. She was involved in equipping the Park Hotel, the main health department and the school on Valckenburgstrasse. She was represented at numerous ceramic exhibitions in Germany and abroad and received many awards.