Uwe Löllmann was born in Germany in 1955 and studied ceramics at Horst Kerstan in the late 70s and early 80s. Immediately after graduating he established his own studio in 1985 and embarked on building his own Anagama kiln. In 1987, he travelled extensively throughout Japan and Korea on a quest to learn, engage with and absorb the various eastern aesthetics. On his return he continued to develop his work and, with greater experience gained from his travels, designed and built a new Anagama kiln in 1992.
Since then, Uwe has built yet another anagama kiln, won numerous awards for his wood fired work, been invited to international wood fire conferences and been the subject of over 20 solo exhibitions. His work is highly respected for the expressive power of his natural ash glazes, as well as the integrity and strength of his ceramics, all reasons why his work exists in public collections around the world. Lollmann fires his pots in his Anagam-kiln of eight metres in length twice a year. The firings take between seven and ten days.
1990 Award, City-Ring Singen
1991 Contemporary Ceramics, Offenburg
1992 State Award of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Award of Karlsruhe
2003 Diessen Ceramic Award
2004 Bavarian State Award, Munich
Public collections and museums
Kunstsammlung der Veste Coburg
Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe