Richard Manz (1933-1999) was a German-Swedish-Danish ceramist. He was educated as a pottery maker in Germany in 1950. He immigrated to Sweden in 1954 where he had his own workshop from 1961-65. From 1967 to his death Richard Manz had a workshop in Denmark with his wife Bodil Manz. They worked together on large decoration commissions, ex. Farum Indoor Pool (1978-79) and the National Museum in Bahrain (1987-88), and on handicrafts in porcelain and stoneware. Richard Manz’ unique works are robust, tightly sculptured and without decoration. While Bodil Manz uses subtle, abstract decorations on paper thin, simple trey shapes.