Otto Natzler was a wonderful ceramicist. Otto created many works in collaboration with his wife Gertrud. Otto Natzler was born in Vienna, Austria in the year 1908. His father was a dentist.
The artist was briefly married to Bertha Steinmetz before meeting his future and fellow art collaborator Gertrud. Both artists were self- taught and the duo began creating works for competitions in 1937 winning many awards for their efforts.
In the team dynamic of the duo Gertrud was the potter and Otto spent his time creating fantastic glazes.
In this clip we view an appraisal of many vessels on the Antiques Roadshow:
The couple worked in collaboration until Gertrud’s death in 1971. Otto Natzler remarried for a third time to a photographer named Gail Reynolds.
Otto Natzler passed away due to cancer in 2007 at the age of 99 years old.
The Natzler team had a great blend of organic vessel shapes and great color.