He began to fit them together by two shells leaving the signs of the mounting seams. That was for him the beginning of a conscious composition and, when he finished the first pieces, he realized what an incredible variety of shapes he had created. When Könecke started studying ceramics in 2000 there were two ceramists having an immense influence on his own work: On the one hand his great-grandfather Otto Lindig who studied at the Bauhaus and later took over the Bauhaus ceramic workshop and on the other hand Walter Popp who taught at the University of Kassel from 1954 to 1977 being seminal for a whole generation of ceramists in Germany. In his work Könecke focuses on the vessels assembled from several parts. He is developing forms that could not simply be thrown on the wheel in just one piece. Though it’s not about making the most complex shape – it’s about working with the form in a very accurate way. “Ultimately my work is always concerned with volume and space – aesthetically researching the relationship between interior and exterior by the issue of a ceramic vessel.”