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Carl-Harry Stålhane limited edition studio (atelje) pot in thick, grey glaze with striations for Rörstrand, Sweden 1960s. Marked with Stalhane's initials and the atelje studio mark.
This piece is from the 1960s. In that decade Stålhane moved away from the smooth haresfur glazes he had typically used on classic and biomorphic shaped pieces in the 1950s to a more rustic, Nordic style of ceramics. He was one of the pioneers in this move. Glazes on these pieces can be expected to have a less even finish - that is how they were intended.
Excellent used condition. No damage or restoration.
See our blog post on Stalhåne's. Unique and studio pieces are much rarer than the standard production pieces
Carl-Harry Stålhane (1920-90) was one of the leading ceramic designers in Sweden during the Twentieth Century. He joined Rorstrand as a ceramics painter in 1939 working with leading designers like Gunnar Nylund. He began producing his own designs in the mid-1940s and had his first solo exhibition in 1948. His work during the 1950s, with its biomorphic and slender shapes and use of soft haresfur glazes, was very typical of Swedish ceramics during that decade. During the 1960s his style changed and the pots became more chunky, robust and rustic in style and were seen as leading a style revolution in that decade. He left Rorstrand in the 1970s and set up his own studio where he worked until his death in 1990.