Feuerfarben Gallery and the Enamels of Margarete Weidling-RoehseJudy Stone
It was with a great deal of surprise that I discovered a rare enamel treasure only 2 blocks from my hotel in Friedenau during a visit to Berlin in 2019. Feuerfarben Gallery, which was founded in 2018 by Weidling-Roehse’s daughter Sabine Huebner, not only presents a daughter’s love for her late mother by showing her mother’s art, which in this small space is showcased magnificently, but it also titillates a natural desire to connect the dots to a whole generation of German enamel artists. Weidling-Roehse’s enamels seem very fresh and dynamic today even though they were produced several decades ago. The smaller wall pieces that explore abstract landscapes especially have a contemporary appeal because of their looseness as well as the painterly approach to her palette. Huebner’s need to research her mother’s enamel contemporaries is especially refreshing and can only help bring people into the gallery. The gallery is a fitting tribute to the wonderful medium of enameling. There needs to be more of these!
American Enamelist and founder of the Center for Enamel Art