Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Batik from Bornholm

Lest we forget the 60s wasn't strictly modernist minimal, as flower power and bohemian grooviness abound on the island of Bornholm. It was here that ceramicist Noomi Backhausen created this large centerpiece bowl for Søholm - one of the the oldest pottery factories in Denmark (est. 1878). What impresses me most about this style of decoration is the close approximation to the look batik fabric... realized in stoneware. The sort of feathered effect on the lines gives a blurry softness to the design. 

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