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)
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.