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Thomas Bohle – 22-11. Sans titre 2021, coupe sur pied, émail mauve D. 43 x h. 19 cm. Photo Frigesch Lampelmayer

Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste is pleased to represent Thomas Bohle and to host his solo exhibitions in France.

Thomas Bohle was born in 1958 in Dornbirn, Austria. While in England in 1984, 26-year-old Thomas Bohle, sat at a potter’s wheel for the first time. The contact with clay and the experience of creating with his own hands carried him away and marked the beginning of his artistic journey. In 1987, he pursued a pottery apprenticeship and reinforced his experience by working in various studios before opening his own studio in 1991. A study trip to Japan was followed with exhibitions in Tokyo and Shanghai (2004), where the artistic value of his work became particularly recognized. In 2006, Thomas Bohle was awarded a grant from the Free State of Bavaria. A worldwide recognition gradually began to emerge, confirmed with his artwork being exhibited in Europe.

What interest Bohle are double-walled constructions in which the markedly different exterior and interior forms build a striking contrast that is also often accentuated by a juxtaposition of colours. The structure of the form is often conceived so as to allow the glazes to run down the vertical walls and form thick drops along the lower edge. Open-flame firing in a reducing atmosphere of 1280° allows the ox blood and celadon glazes in particular to develop their splendid beauty. […]

As a representative of a strict world of vessels he absorbs the outside stimuli and distils from them his own distinct voice. […]His works are precious blossoms in the jungle of today’s art production. With his work he succeeds in showing that the ceramic vessel is still brimming with as much potential for artistic expression as ever.

Frank Nievergelt,
Extracts from the catalogue exhibition ” A Passion for Ceramics – The Franck Nievergelt Collection” at the Ariana Museum, Geneva, in 2016.

THOMAS BOHLE – Recent exhibitions


  • Puls Gallery,Brussels, Belgium


  • Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste. Toucy, France
  • The Secret of Colours, Ceramics in China and Europe from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, the Baur Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland


  • Contemporary Ceramic Center, London, UK
  • Keramiktage Hüffingen, Rathaus Galerie, Germany


  • Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France
  • Grimsel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Gallery Puls, Brüssel,Belgium


  • Galerie du Don, Le Fel, France


  • MIC — Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
  • Galerie Art House, Bregenz, Austria


  • Museum für Druckgrafik, Rankweil, Austria
  • K-Hof Kammerhof Museen Gmunden, Austria


  • Gallery éf, Tokyo, Japan


  • Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • represented by Galerie Marianne Heller
  • Pink, Zhang Shaojun & Thomas Bohle, Gallery éf, Tokyo, Japan
  • Galerie Barthels, Mönchengladbach, Germany


  • Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany


  • Gallery Art Peninsula, Shanghai, China
  • Gallery éf, Tokyo, Japan


  • 2014.  Vorarlberg State Prize
  • 2006  Bavarian State Prize

Public and Private Collections

  • Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
  • National Museum Wales, Cardiff, UK
  • GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig, Germany
  • Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich, Germany
  • Keramik-Museum Berlin, Germany
  • Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • K-Hof Kammerhof Museen Gmunden, Austria
  • vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Austria
  • Frank Nievergelt Collection, Ramsen, Switzerland