The era in which Bauhaus was founded was characterized by ensuing technological advances. These technological advances led people to fear that manual labor would be completely eliminated and that the tasteless industrial forms would be easily reproduced through the advanced industry. The objectives of Bauhaus were toward eliminating these concerns. The purpose is to achieve an original and aesthetic perspective in accordance with the modern requirements and the technological advances by combining the arts with the craft. In order to attain this aim, it is proposed that the useful and beautiful one be brought together. Handicrafts gained importance through the Bauhaus. Yet this does not mean that the machines are not important. The attempts were made to seek for ways to compromise with the machines, which were recognized as the most advanced instrument. With the aim of compromising, Bauhaus designers sought for ways to develop the products which could be reproduced in accordance with the industrial production conditions. Bauhaus ceramics were designed and produced in conformity with this approach. Development of prototypes which can be used in mass production is an achievement of the Bauhaus workshop in terms of technique and design. The form has always been in the forefront. Plain and geometrical nature of the form makes it more favorable to the industrial production. Also, there is a modular perspective prevailing. One can rarely encounter with the decoration elements on the product. It is simple monochromatic glazes that are mainly used. The product gains clear and plain lines thanks to the characteristics of the raw materials developed. Therefore, ceramics have such clear-cut lines as metal samples. The impacts of this approach of Bauhaus are still mainly felt in today’s industrial ceramic design. This study generally focuses on these impacts.
Keywords: The Bauhaus, industrial production, industrial ceramics