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Tilgman’s Sweden

Tilgmans Sweden

Tilgman’s Sweden

Tilgman’s ceramics was a pottery just outside the city of Gothenburg Sweden, operating from c1948-1975.  In its heyday it employed about 80 staff.

It was started by Paul Harald Tilgmann (1904-1974) and in its early years was known for animal figurines, but today it is the style developed by artistic director at Tilgmans, Marian Zawadzki (1912-1978), which has come to define the “look” of Tilgman’s output. Most of this work is from the 1950s, and appears soon after Marian started with Tilgman’s in 1953 as a Polish refugee.

Marian developed a technique using a sgrafitto – of carving fine lines into the background of a design through a light coloured glaze, down to a dark grey clay slip. …(read more by subscribing)

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  1. Deizy #

    Thank You for including piece from silknskinvintage Etsy shop! I am always reading Your articles with great admiration!


    September 4, 2017
    • Ray #

      A pleasure Daisy, this is such a great looking piece, and your shop is always such a fascinating place to browse 🙂


      September 4, 2017

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