Scandinavian Pottery

Scandinavian art pottery, which has enjoyed a regional appreciation, has begun to see an expanding international collector base and is finally being recognized as comparable in quality to finest of American art pottery.  Of particular interest to ceramic collectors worldwide is the art pottery produced in Denmark and Sweden.   The Danish and Swedish art pottery companies produced ceramics ranging in style from the arts and crafts, art nouveau, art deco, and mid-century modern.

Denmark’s art pottery production included such large factories as Royal Copenhagen and Bing and Grondahl as well as smaller ceramic makers such as Kahler, Michael Anderson & Sons, Ipsen, Nymolle, and Hjorth.  Some of the most sought-after Danish art pottery includes the studio vases and bowls produced by independent studios such as Saxbo, Palshus, and Arne Bang.

Sweden’s art pottery production included ceramics produced by the countries largest factories Gustavberg and Rorstrand as well as studio pottery makers such as Tobo, Hoganas, Uppsala-Ekeby, Bo Faiance, Andersen & Johansen, and Gefle.    Each one of these Swedish art pottery factories produced high quality ceramics ranging in style from art nouveau, art deco, and helped to define Scandinavian modernism movement.

Greg Myroth