Apple sculpture by Per Hammarström
Sweden, 1980s / 1990s

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Per Hammarström is one of Sweden’s most highly regarded ceramicists.
Per’s work doesn’t conform to the Swedish style of simplicity; instead he loves
colour and texture, and exploring the multi-faceted function of ceramics. Per
began his training at the Gustavsbergs Porcelain Studio in 1978, which is sadly
no longer in existence. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Strängnäs, and has
worked in this manner ever since.



Per’s work is characterised by organic forms and his
own distinctive glazes, often in bright colours and strong contrasts. His work
is unique, each piece starting out as a roughly thrown form, which is worked
and transformed into bowls that are characterised by their delicacy and
translucency. The organic form is embodied in the textured ceramics of Per. His
works are either made from stoneware or porcelain.



The
inspiration of much of his work is the sea, but he also draws from flora and
fauna; and the changing of the seasons. The undulating colours of the sea, sky
and land manifest themselves in his delicately crafted and vividly coloured
ceramics. Through elaborate dining-ware and ceramic ornaments, Per’s work
evokes the wonders of the world, both past, present, and imagined.



Per has
exhibited throughout Sweden, including at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, in
2015; as well as at Ceramic’s Biennale in Cairo, Egypt 1996.



H: 17 cm / 6 3/4 ‘’
Diameter: 15 cm / 6’’


Price: 12 500 SEK

Approximate price in your local currency
1 067 EUR
1 156 USD
897 GBP
178 883 JPY

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