The talented Lisa Larson

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As I mentioned in my last update, Lisa Larson is a top notch sculptor and a well established ceramicist and designer, both in Sweden as well as on the international scene She is close to 85 and still continues to receive offers from various design brands, and there are heaps of books and magazines about her. Famous among others for her sculptures Small Zoo, ABC-girls, Africa and Children of the World.

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I’ve had the pleasure to meet and talk to her several times through out the years, and although she is one of Sweden’s most famous artists, she is always extremely friendly and down to earth. Not at all full of herself, which – by our standards – is quite unusual for an artist with so many years of success.

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Kid’s mug from Cervera.
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From the end of February, the stores will be carrying Lisas very latest collection ”Djurpark” (zoo in Swedish) ; Childrens’ bowls, flat plates and mugs designed in collaboration with Optodesign and – of course – Cervera.fishinkblog-1828-lisa-larson-1

Lisa Larson started out in 1953 when she began working for Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik, which is a very old company that manufactures porcelain – established as far back as 1825! Lisa stayed on for 26 years and designed more than 300 items. diska001-01

Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum, founded in 1891. It lies in the very heart of Stockholm. Here one can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the histori­cal buildings and dwellings, peop­led by characters in period dress. Live versions of Lisas Skansen animals can all be seen at the zoo.

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A few more of her sweet – and coveted – animals. NeconoDigitalCatCameraThis is a funny little thing. A very typical Lisa Larson cat turned into a camera! She teamed up with the staff at PowerShovel, Ltd. to create the Necono Digital Camera. It’s a digital still and video camera with magnetic feet so you can stick it to any metal surface and take interesting photos. The right eye of the kitty is the lens and the left eye is a blinking light that indicates the self-timer. The camera uses a microSD card and hooks up to your computer with a USB cable. Now ain’t that swell 😀

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Glass lion for Royal Krona. The company seems to have expired, can’t find any information about it on Internet, but there are a whole lot of auction sites that sell their fantastic glass objects.

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 ”Japanese woman” from 1958, stoneware wall mask ”Demon”.

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The children Johanna, Malin & Kalle.

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Dogs, dogs and then some more dogs.

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Lisa Larson now and then.

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Not just ceramics…

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Upholstery textile ”Miranda” for Ljungbergs.

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I adore her ceramic tiles!!!!

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Lisas famous bulldog.

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More tiles. Gimme gimme!

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Lisa hard at work way back when. I could go on and on about her work, but somewhere – and somehow – I have to stop. Her portfolio is brimming with wonderful figures and design. A lot of it can be found on various action sites, so go google. Ciao!

 

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