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Stavangerflint Sera – Inger Waage

This pattern caught my attention straight away, I thought it had to be a design by Inger Waage for Stavangerflint Norway, and my thoughts were correct. While Inger Waage is very well known for her iconic hand painted art-ware pottery, she also designed over 25 dinner ware designs, this being one of the better known designs. 

The design is called “Sera” and was designed by Inger in 1968. It was in production for several years into the 1970s when more colourful designs became the fashion.

The forms that the “Sera” design sits on I find equally interesting,  and they were used for several different designs at Stavangerflint during this era. The form designs were designed by Kåre Berven Fjeldsaa. The handles of the pots and jugs of this series of forms are quite different from anything else at the time, and they are so good in the hand – perfectly ergonomic and balanced. A lot of considered thought has gone into the form designs, which sadly we don’t see much after the 1970s in production ware. 

If you want to learn more about Inger Waage and Stavangerflint there is an excellent facebook page HERE

Stavangerflint Sera

Stavangerflint Sera – Inger Waage 1968

Stavangerflint Sera

Stavangerflint Sera

Stavangerflint Sera

Stavangerflint Sera – Image via “Phrantique” on Etsy

 

Figgjo Norway, “Victoria” Pattern

This charming design really brings a smile to the face. It is the Figgjo Norway “Victoria” design by Turi Gramstad Oliver.

This design was only in production from 1973-1974, and is now quite hard to come by.

The design consists of a charming, luxuriant garden scene in purples, yellow, greens and pinks on a bright white ground….. Such a beautiful colour combination.

The design reminds me of many of the very popular “psychedelic” graphics of the late 60’s and 1970s

 

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern Backstamp

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern

Figgjo Norway, Victoria Pattern Backstamp

 

Figgjo Norway, Heliotrope, Turi Gramstad Oliver

This fabulous design is “Heliotrope”, another of Turi Gramstad Oliver’s striking designs. This series was only in production from 1970-1975 and is now quite hard to find.

A lot of the web resources for identifying and dating Figgjo output seem to have vanished over the past few years, but fortunately I was able to locate a list of a number of designs by Turi on a Norwegian Online Museum website here

I love the bold strong colours of this design, especially that of the sun and large flower – but also the layout and organisation of the design. You can almost smell spring in the air looking at this design. It is said to be Turi’s favourite design amongst the many she produced.

The design is placed on the same ceramic forms as most of the other Figgjo designs from the 1960s and 1970s like Lotte, Market etc which were all designed by Jorg Løve Nielsen

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver (pattern slightly worn at arm)

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope - Turi Gramstad Oliver

Figgjo Heliotrope – Turi Gramstad Oliver