Carstens Tönnieshof (1945 – 1984), West German pottery. Founded by Christiaan Heinrich Carsten. The West German firm Carstens was established in Fredelsloh (Lower Saxony) from 1947. Carstens manufactured not only vases, but also lamp fittings, candle stands, wall hangings and clocks. Of each design, Carstens made only a limited number of copies, much less than, for example, Scheurich did. Designers included Trude Carstens, Gerda Heuckenroth and Dieter Peter.