meilen (pronounced “mylen”) is a ceramic studio founded by husband and wife duo, Bert Walter and Jennifer Bernstein.
meilen, the German word for miles, fuses together the individual art practices of its founders.
After completing a potters apprenticeship, Bert continued his studies in ceramics at the IKKG (Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glas). Bert opened his Frankfurt Atelier in 2000 with a focus on sculptural ceramics as well as functional work.
Jennifer studied printmaking at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) before working with ceramics. After meeting Bert in 2011, Jennifer worked in Bert’s studio developing the colours and recipes they use today.
Beginning with small collections, meilen quickly grew into a line of functional ceramics for daily use, crafted with decades of experience working with clay and colour. Working closely with clients, meilen creates pieces for restaurants, prop houses and families alike. meilen’s distinctive work is meant to be enjoyed and used in busy kitchens, at the dinner table, in the home - for everyday use as well as for special occasions.
meilen is a unique line based on individually tinted, high fired stoneware that is lightweight yet durable and dishwasher safe. meilen is renowned for masterful, bespoke colours that are created in small batches.
meilen ceramics are heirloom quality with a modern sensibility.