Wildenhain trained and became a master potter at the Bauhaus prior to leaving Europe in 1940 when Germany invaded Poland.
Her Pond Farm studio in Guerneville became a revered mecca for ceramic artists and students seeking Bauhaus-characteristic structure and discipline.
The two incised faces depicted on the bowl are similar to drawings Wildenhain made on trips to Mexico, Central America and Peru.
“I would like my pots to be able to stand next to the good pottery of Greece, China or Peru and have as timeless, distinct and independent character as they have. To reach this point…would be worth a whole life of intense effort.” – MW