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Ejvind Nielsen Pottery, Denmark

Ejvind Nielsen, Squirrel Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen 1916-1988, Denmark.

The work of Ejvind Nielsen has become highly sought after amongst collectors, and while you will find a number of pieces by Ejvind Nielsen for sale around the place, it is hard to find out much about him or his work.

What I have found is this though:

It is not clear where he had his apprenticeship – but he did spend some time in England in the 1930’s, and then in Spain as a volunteer after the Civil War.

Ejvind opened his own pottery in 1943 in Hvidovre, Denmark and it ran through until 1978 – but had enough stock to keep the shop open until the mid 1980’s. Sadly the pottery is no longer there, and a new house stands on the block.

Ejvind Nielsen, Jar Form

Ejvind Nielsen, Jar Form

Ejvind Nielsen, Signature

Ejvind Nielsen, Signature

Opening during the War meant supplies were quite short – so it seems he worked for a time at Royal Copenhagen under Thorkild Ohlsen, where he also met his wife Lizzi.

Thorkild and Lizzi took some time off for a sabbatical in 1964 in Africa, and this influenced a series of Wall plaques in addition to the other output from the pottery.

Apparently Lizzi designed the animals and the glazes were developed by Ejvind.

Below are the pieces by Ejvind Nielsen I have come across and documented.

Ejvind Nielsen, Squirrel Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Squirrel Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Owl Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Owl Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Monkey Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Monkey Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Reverse of Monkey Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Reverse of Monkey Plaque

Ejvind Nielsen, Bud Vase

Ejvind Nielsen, Bud Vase

 

 

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