Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monumental Masterwork

An interesting observation from my years as a blogger is that sometimes the camera adds 10 colors. This giant showpiece from the studio of Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rorstrand has a more monochromatic appearance in person...that is not to say less stunning than pictured, just more nuanced and subtle. What the photo reveals is the many layers of color intrinsic to Stålhane's process. This 20" piece would have been glazed many times to achieve this depth of color and texture. By texture, I mean visual, not tactile, because through a method of pumice rubbing, the surface is as smooth to the touch as glass. Amazing that it can survive that many trips to the kiln - as well as remaining modern in form some 60 years later.
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