Lucie Rie 1902–1995

Dame Lucie Rie was an Austrian ceramic artist who transformed the studio pottery movement in the United Kingdom. Rie began her formal training at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1922, where she studied under noted Wiener Werkstätte potter Michael Powolny. She was inspired by the work of the company’s founder Josef Hoffmann, which was reflected in the geometric and vertical nature of Rie’s designs. In 1937, Hoffmann selected over 70 of Rie’s pots to display at the Paris International Exhibition winning her the silver medal in the show.

In 1938, Rie was forced to flee to the United Kingdom due to the rise of the Nazi party. Her modernist works were coolly received as the accepted style of ceramics for the region at the time was rooted in the Arts and Crafts tradition. However, after working with the father of English studio ceramics Bernard Leach, Rie began to establish her reputation abroad. She was noted for her experimentation with new glaze techniques including raw glazing, which called attention to the materiality of her pottery. In 1949, she had her first solo ceramic show in London. During the 1960s and 1970s, she lectured at the Camberwell School of Art in London.

Auction Results Lucie Rie

LUCIE RIE, creamer | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

creamer

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,280
LUCIE RIE, Small bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Small bowl

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,625
LUCIE RIE, Cabinet vase | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Cabinet vase

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,625
LUCIE RIE, Small bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Small bowl

estimate: $800–1,200
LUCIE RIE, Fine large bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Fine large bowl

estimate: $5,000–7,000
LUCIE RIE, Fine large flaring vase | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Fine large flaring vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250
LUCIE RIE, Fine large bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Fine large bowl

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,750
LUCIE RIE, Large Knitted Bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Large Knitted Bowl

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $13,750
LUCIE RIE, Bottle | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Bottle

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125
LUCIE RIE, Knitted Bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Knitted Bowl

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $8,125
LUCIE RIE, Vase | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,000
LUCIE RIE, Bowl | ragoarts.com

Lucie Rie

Bowl

estimate: $8,000–10,000