Thursday, July 30, 2009
How Swede it Is
Upsala-Ekeby was founded in Karlskrona Sweden in 1886 as a manufacturer of bricks and tiles. In 1910, The Swedish Crafts Association encouraged local companies to create "more beautiful everyday ware". This inspired them to hire artists to increase the popularity and relevance of the company. Among the first was Sven Erik Skawonius. His stunning 1920's porcelain is a most subtle shade of Celadon Green.