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Nittsjo Pottery Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

More out of curiousity than anything else, I purchased some time ago this impressive coffee set by Nittsjo Sweden. The shape of the coffee pot with that huge spout reminds me of a cubist style painting. It appears to have been made around the 1960s. The pieces in the setting are all handmade from a red terracotta clay and glazed with a soft mustard yellow coloured satin glaze.

Nittsjö Pottery was founded in 1843 in Sweden in the town of Nittsjo and still in operation HERE. On their website is a comprehensive history of the pottery….and there is also a history of the pottery on the Swedish Pottery Signatures site HERE .

The yellow coffee set appears to be a design by multi talented and sought after Swedish artist and designer Jerk Werkmäster (1896-1978), who was creative director at Sweden’s Nittsjö Keramik from 1933-1967.

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Recently I found another charming, more traditional little piece from the same pottery, probably dating to around the 1940s. It is a terracotta clay, with slip decoration and a clear glaze.

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittsjö Sweden

Another important Nittsjo Designer was Thomas Hellström  (1924-2006) who joined the company in 1958 and who was responsible for a big rise in it’s popularity and success during the 1960s. Thomas has become very well known for his charming animal vases and sculptures and textured stoneware pieces.

Nittjso Sweden, Thomas Hellstrom

Nittjso Sweden, Thomas Hellstrom – Image via FridasVintage Etsy

Nittjso Sweden, Thomas Hellstrom

Nittjso Sweden, Thomas Hellstrom – Image via CopenhagenBlack on Etsy

Nittsjö Sweden

Nittjso Sweden, Sculptural Vase, Thomas Hellstrom , Image via 1stDibs

You can see a full range of different styles from Nittsjo Pottery on Etsy HERE 

 

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