Photo: Joel Wåreus
My road to pottery has been long and winding
In my late teens I had the privilege to assist my aunt Hertha Hillfon, one of Swedens most important ceramists and scupltors. The modest pay was compensated by the tasks I had to perform. Most of the time I spent laying at a podium eating strawberries and grapes while she was sculptoring my foot. This was about 1970 and there were lots of other things that called for attention. I wanted to change the world and there was little time for throwing pots.
Ten years later I bought a kickwheel and put it in the livingroom. Since then It has been turning. I like making tableware. Things we need to serve the food and eat it. Plates, bowls of various sorts, jugs, teapots , cups, boxes , salt‐cellars etc. I want my things to be plain and natural. If the bowl is beautiful and functional it is good.
Today I sell my pottery in a number of shops in Sweden, Norway, England and Japan. During the last couple of years I have also delivered to a number of fancy restaurants like Mistral ( one star in Guide Michelin) and Restaurant Frantzén (two stars), Fredsgatan 12, Volt and chefs like Melker Andersson and Daniel Rähms who presented his food on my plates when he won The chef of the year‐ 2013.
You are welcome to visit my studio, but it is wise to give me a call to check if I am there. If you can´t pay a visit to my studio you are also welcome to order my things through my webshop or by mail. If you want to learn how to throw or at least try it you are welcome to my courses. There you will meet student with different backgrounds and capacity when it comes to pottery.
The road forwards leads backwards. My plan for the years to come includes building a woodfired kiln and learning how to fire it using old glazes like celadon, chün and oxblood.
I hope this will reflect on my website.
Östergötlands Hemslöjd, Linköping 2017
Konsthantverkarna (sep 2016)
Galleri Elverket , Djursholm 2007
Galleri Hantverket, 2000, 2003
Forsberg gallerier i Härja 1999
Samlingsutställningar i urval
Arkdes, Stockholm 2017
Virsbo konsthall, 2016
Tekannor, Arvika konsthantverk 2015
A Mad Teaparty , Kaolin 2015
Vi jobbar med det, Höganäs museum 2011
Signerat Arkitekturmuseum m fl ställen 2011
En lång , en kort , Konsthantverkarna 2011
Nationalmuseet Ljublana , Slovenien (med Blås& knåda) 2007
100 tankar om konsthantverk, vandringsutställning, 2005
Kraft, Gustavsberg, 2005
Konsthantverkarna sedan 1996. Ordförande 2010-2013
Blås&knåda 2002- 2010
Röhsska museet, Göteborg
Konstnärsnämndens arbetsstipendium 2017
Konsthantverkets vänner 2016
Helge Ax:son Johnson
Residence Stora Formpris för Årets konsthantverkare 2016