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Karl Erik Iwar Mid century Ceramics

May 31, 2021

Karl Erik Iwar (1920-2006) studied at Upsala Ekeby and then in the early 1950’s he opened his own workshop. He then worked for the company between 1936 and 1946. Karl Erik is today most known for his pottery animals from his workshop in Farsta and Åkersberga in 1953–1987. They are made of dark brown earthenware, with modernistic shape, and gently humorous expression. The figurines are partly glazed in earthy tones.

Here’s a selection of his animal based figures which caught my eye. Sadly I couldn’t discover any more about him or his work. His ceramics have such humour.

His giraffe is a firm favourite for me. I love the proportions.

Funky poodles and friendly lions in the mix too, he also made people, but I like his animals the best : )

 

Does anyone have any further info on Karl ?

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