Stogo Demark Stoneware Dinnerware
I’ve written previously about the Danish Potter Herluf Gottschalk Olsen HERE . As well as his own studio pieces he produced high quality, hand made production ware at Stogo Pottery Denmark (which was formerly Mørkøv Ceramics founded in 1940 by Peter Hansen).
Stogo Pottery closed in the mid 1980s, but Olsen died much earlier in 1968 at aged just 52. This dinnerware setting by Olsen appears to be from the early 1960s – and is the one you will find most often from Stogo Pottery today – the lack of wear on pieces is a testament to its toughness and durability.
The dinnerware consist of high stoneware fired pieces, with a typically fritted dark Danish stoneware clay. The colour of the clay bleeds through beautifully into the light highly glossy pinkish oatmeal colour glaze on them. I love the detail on the pieces like the ridges on the handles of the cups, and the grips on the creamer – in addition to the beautifully made, sophisticated, and well designed forms.