Tuesday, 5 May 2009

rörstrand, rest in peace















A few years ago the last Swedish porcelain factory, Rörstrand in Lidköping closed down. Rörstrand as a brand still exists and there are new designs. A lot of energy is put into making the former factory area an arena for contemporary ceramics. I must take it in portions.

First, there is a museum with the production throughout the centuries and it's mindblowing to think how many Swedish ceramic icons who worked here. Find all the names here

Rörstrand history
(Swedish wikip)
Museum
Rörstrand designers today

The huge sculptures are from an firing event with Danish clay artist Nina Hole last summer, click Beneath the blue to see photos.

2 comments:

Jacqui said...

I recognised Nina's work - when I was studying ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts we helped Nina build and fire one of her works in Gulgong, NSW. It was an amazing experience. It's sad that Rorstarand closed but great that it is being used for contemporary ceramics. I would love to visit there.

Paul Scott said...

Hi Bibbi... Great to read your blog - as ever... I was there in Rörstrand a few weeks ago... I'll be back in the summer for my exhibition... I hope we have chance to meet up and maybe see your commission.. L Paul.