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Few things excite us as handcrafted ceramics, and right now we're totally in love with these five female artists whose sculptural pieces we pine for like crazy. In other words: here are five good reasons to keep obsessing over clay.

At this moment, ceramics are at the peak of sophistication when it comes to home decor. The artfully designed and handcrafted vase, bowl or sculpture is the current obsession of all—interior stylists and Insta junkies alike. No home is complete without the odd object placed in a carefully curated still life situation or even (for the advanced user) shown in its full splendor on a piedestal. That said, we’re totally aware that a piedestal in a private home can also look kind of ridiculous and implicate hybris, so take caution kids. 
With this booming trend, new ceramic artists are popping up everywhere, being worshiped by the people who know good taste and their devoted followers. Also, as we’ve previously proven, the second hand and auction sites are overflowing with the stuff, offering unique pieces made by renowned masters of the trade. And you know what they say: a good vase is forever. (They do say that, right?).

Here are five female ceramicists whose sculptural pieces we’re pining over at the moment—all Scandinavian since they’re 1) just so good 2) close to home 3) close to heart. Let’s obsess together. 

Sofia Tufvasson

Sofia Tufvasson is a graphic designer who’s been working with clay since 1993. We would love to get our hands on her more recent work, like the “draped” and “collapsed” vases above. Get them at Odem Atelier

@tufvadesign

Lillian Tørlen

Lillian Tørlen is a visual artist living and working in Oslo, Norway. She creates sculptures and installations in various materials, but we especially love her project “Levels of Attachment and Belonging” (above). 

@lilliantorlen

Alexandra Nilasdotter

Alexandra Nilasdotter is a ceramicist and product designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. You can shop her pieces online here!

@nilasdotter

Malwina Kleparska

Malwina Kleparska is a Swedish ceramic artist living in Gothenburg. You can currently buy her work in the Odem Atelier shop.

@malwinakleparska

 

Kristiina Haataja

Kristiina Haataja is a fine artist, sculptor, designer and art educator living in Stockholm, Sweden. Shop her ceramic pieces here

@kristiina


1 Comment

Casper Andersen: Thanks for the tips👌🏻 I also recommend you take a look at the Danish design er Vilvig - she makes some really beautiful things as well😍
February 21, 2018

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