Ceramicist Gustaf Nordenskiöld
Swedish ceramicist Gustaf Nordenskiöld in Stockholm has some serious style going on! Up until now Gustaf's work has been purely conceptual but now there are a very limited number of unique one-of-a-kind pieces sold in his web shop. Want to see? I know, I had you at Swedish and Ceramicist. Sure you want to see!
R.p.m candlestick in porcelain
Mallrik, candleholder in porcelain
Quake, hand thrown and shaken (not stirred he he) mug in porcelain
Fable, butter knife holder in colored porcelain
Grab (mini hook) porcelain.
About his work Gustaf says that he is trying to, "counter conventional ideas of beauty by making intriguing and sometimes grotesque works with naturalistic power and personality." He further relates, "This aesthetic and philosophical idea differs from the accepted parameters of Swedish studio ceramics and the result questions the Scandinavian minimalism."
These are all a delight to look upon, the candle holder really caught my eye. What about you?
(images: Karin Björkquist - check out her online portfolio by the way.)