Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
This rectangular dish was designed by Inger Waage for Stavangerflint and is part of the Opaque series, also called the Inger series. The design is matte, with the only glaze colors being black and blue. The mark on the back of this one has a nice clear example of the mysterious date star around the Stavangerflint logo.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Small Elle pottery vase (and cats). The artist was Birgitte Skyttern, the shape of this vase is 929.
One of the best things about Elle pottery is how "Elle" is written on the bottom. If you're not familiar with the company, the name isn't always easy to read, so if you use some creative eBay searches you can usually find pieces that are listed wrong. For example, pieces with this signature are sometimes listed as E''E.
Now I've given away one of my secrets...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This little Graverens bowl belonged to my grandma. I love the notch in the glaze on the rim - I'm guessing it's the result of the glaze dripping/running while it was fired, although it's funny to think that maybe the glazer had a hiccup while working on it. This one has a Graverens sticker on the bottom, and the shape and pattern numbers: 960/489. And, like so many of the pieces from this pottery (as well as Elle), it has a chip. There's something about the clay that they used - if you even look at it sideways, it'll chip! That's just the sign of a well-loved bowl, though.