Swedish ceramic artist Carl-Harry Stålhane (1920–1990) played a major role in popularizing Swedish pottery during the 20th century, working for more than three decades at Rörstrand, one of the oldest ceramics manufacturers in Europe.
Master of Drama
Text Magnus Wittbjer Photography Rörstrands Museum & Micha van Dinther
Ceramics by Swedish artist Carl-Harry Stålhane, born in Sweden in 1920, has gained worldwide recognition through its, on one hand, coherent and very age-typical style and, on the other, almost whimsical expression. Carl-Harry Stålhane’s work is timeless in the sense that it fits right into a contemporary interior, while adding stringent layers to a modern one.
We fell in love with Stålhane's works thanks to the dramatic patterns often combined with simplistic lines, much like the mid-century modern architecture of the era in which he was most prolific.
During his long tenure at Rörstrand, Stålhane was responsible for many small-batch studio pieces.
Stålhane’s works range from small cups to very large vases with matching price tags. From humble beginnings, Stålhane’s ceramics are now found at renowned auction houses and cherished by international collectors.TypeO is proud to offer a selection of Carl-Harry Stålhane's pieces, found in the web shop among our vintage pieces.
In 1958, Stålhane succeeded Gunnar Nylund as Artistic Director and Chief Designer at Rörstrand.