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Stavangerflint Norway “Tiril”, Anne Lofthus

Stavangerflint Norway “Tiril”, Anne Lofthus

This charming design has a 1950s look about it I think, but is actually a 1960 design by Anne Lofthus (1932-2003) for Stavangerflint Norway, called Tiril.

You can find out a whole lot more about Anne Lofthus, including most of the patterns which she designed at Stavangerflint, on the  hugely informative Stavangerflint research site HERE 

She was employed at Stavangerflint 1959-1963, and from 1967 worked from her own studio where she was active until the mid 1990s.

The yellow border on “Tiril”  is hand painted, and each piece has a slightly different intensity – partly from fading, and partly from the weight of the brush used when painting. The border on “Tiril” is similar to the style of many of the designs of Rorstrand from around the same time. Anne’s style is often easily recognisable through it’s references to Norwegian folk art and culture.

Stavangerflint Tiril

Stavangerflint Tiril

Stavangerflint Tiril

Stavangerflint Tiril Platter

Below: A variation of this design also came with a bluish green rim ( from the Stavangerflint site linked above ) Read more

Figgjo Lotte

Figgjo Lotte Norway, A Turi Design

“lotte”, a dinnerware service designed by Turi Gramstad Oliver, is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable and iconic Scandinavian patterns of the mid 20th Century.

It has a charm and popularity that has endured, and remains to this day immensely popular and collectable around the world…and especially here in Australia. It was in production from 1962 right up until 1985.

Turi Gramstad Oliver (b1938 -) started with Figgjo in 1960 and worked with them for over 20 years producing some of their most loved designs. She was trained as a ceramist by Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo 1956-1958, while working in the pottery studio of Kari Nyquist in Bergen until 1960 .

Before graduating she worked at Stavangerflint with Inger Waage. She also  had workshop practice in Britain in 1961.

Soon after starting at Figgjo, Turi had designed Lotte, and there was a second release of the design in 1972 – which seems to be when most of the lotte which we come across these days is from.

Figgjo Lotte Teapot

Figgjo Lotte Teapot

Figgjo Lotte Milk Jugs

Figgjo Lotte Milk Jugs

Figgjo Lotte Sugar Bowls

Figgjo Lotte Sugar Bowls

Figgjo Lotte Ramekin - Soup

Figgjo Lotte Ramekin – Soup

Figgjo Lotte Plate

Figgjo Lotte Plate

egg-cup-2

Figgjo Lotte Egg Cup

Figgjo Lotte Cup & Saucer

Figgjo Lotte Cup & Saucer

Figgjo Lotte Casserole

Figgjo Lotte Casserole

There isn’t a lot of difference between the look of the 2 series – but in the first series some pieces like the plates and soup bowls had rims or lips rather than a rimless or “coup” shape. The coup main plate is also about 1cm wider.

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