Rare Wiener Werkstatte bowl by Vally Wieselthier, c.1920. 13.5" wide and 3" high.(From Wikipedia)Established in 1903, by Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann the Wiener Werkstätte (english translation: Vienna's Workshops) was a production community of visual artists in Vienna, Austria bringing together architects, artists and designers, working within the fields of ceramics, fashion, silver, furniture, and the graphic arts.Valerie Wieseltier, the daughter of a lawyer, studied at the Frauenkunstschule in Vienna from 1912 to 1914 and studied at the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule with Rosalinda Rothhansl, Kolo Moser , Josef Hoffmann and Michael Powolny from 1914 to 1920. She also worked as a nurse in the First World War. From 1917 to 1922 she worked for the Wiener Werkstätte . From 1922 to 1927, she managed her own ceramics workshop in cooperation with the Augarten , a porcelain manufacturer founded in 1923, but also other companies such as Friedrich Goldscheider , Gmundner Keramik and Lobmeyr . Her expressive and humorous porcelain figures drew attention in 1925 on the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modern in Paris and are considered typical examples of the Art Deco style . From 1928 the artist moved her food point increasingly to the USA. She went to the International Exhibition of Ceramic Art in New York City in October 1928. In 1933 she moved to Chicago with Paul Lester and worked as a designer for the Contempora Group and the Sebring Pottery Company. Vally Wieselthier died of cancer on September 1, 1945 in a New York hospital.