Ursula Scheid was married to Karl Scheid. They share a studio in Dudelsheim, Germany. The Scheids have been working for the German industrial porcelain company Rosenthal since 1979, a company that has encouraged co-operation between artists and industry. Their work follows the continental tradition of firing to temperatures well in excess of 1300 degrees Celsius. They were influenced by the ideas of Bernard Leach and Lucie Rie and made precisely thrown and well-controlled glazed stoneware and porcelain vessels.
Ursula Scheid's work reflects the German design aesthetic. Her pot forms are perfectly made and possess a natural grace and harmony. She works in both stoneware and porcelain, decorating with slips and transparent glazes. She is a member of "The London Group", a group of six German potters who first exhibited at Henry Rothschild's gallery, Primavera, in the late 1960s.