Our store carries rare Scandinavian vintage items. In addition to our unique product lineup, we would like to share with you the charm of our store by providing anecdotes and history. Today we would like to introduce a limited quantity of Lisa Larson's recently arrived pieces.
Lisa Larsson is one of the leading modern ceramic artists from Scandinavian Sweden. Although he is a world-famous artist, he has gradually become popular in Japan over the past 20 years and has a large fan base.
The way it deforms is very adorable, and in Lisa Larson's hands, even a ferocious lion-like creature can be reborn as a cute domestic cat.
This time, a piece with the simple name "Häst" has arrived.
(Photo: Lisa Larson's Horse (Häst) ceramic plate )
Lisa Larson also produces ceramic statues of the same name in her series "Lilla Zoo," but these are made from ceramic plates.
A ceramic board is a relatively flat, pictorial ceramic product used for wall decorations, etc.
The material is stoneware, which combines the advantages of both ceramic and porcelain, making it a sturdy piece of pottery that has a thick, solid feel, and is water repellent.
Almost all of Lisa Larson's ceramic plates are made of stoneware.
In the Small Zoo series, the design seems to be a wild horse, but the horse in this work has a saddle and bridle, and I think it is a motif of a cavalry horse.
(Photo: Cavalry in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden)
Its dignified eyes are cool, and its large body is painted with a deep green glaze without adding any unnecessary color.
The feet are engraved with Lisa Larson's signature LISA L, and the number 150/◯◯ is written on the back to indicate that it is a limited edition.
The slash separates the numerator and denominator, but in Lisa Larson's limited edition ceramic plates, the production number comes first. In this case, 150 is written first, and the production order is written later. In other words, the slash is not a symbol used to represent a fraction, but simply a symbol used to separate numbers.
By the way, this is also a feature often seen in Lisa Larson's limited quantity items, but even though they are limited to 150 items, there is considerable individual variation, and there are almost no items with the same color.
(Photo: The same work based on white. The color of the glaze is very different.)
Regarding this work, it seems that the glaze color changes to the same extent as those with white and blue glazes.
It can be seen that during the production process, he changed the route and freely changed the expression.
Therefore, it may be better to understand it as ``150 ceramic plates with the same design but slightly different details'' rather than ``150 pieces of the same item.''
In the first place, Scandinavia does not have a culture of making exactly the same things.
Although there are ways to sign, numbers to be displayed, and where to place them, there are no particular rules, and no two pieces are the same, such as the color of the glaze.
What may appear to be variations when viewed from a Japanese perspective, is treated as ``all the same'' when viewed from a Scandinavian perspective.
Whether the glaze is blue or white, it is the same ceramic plate produced in a limited edition of 150 pieces.
For better or worse, I feel that the culture of Northern Europe is rooted in not falling into excessive perfectionism.
This is also common in Lisa Larson's works from the old days, but the notations expressing limited numbers such as 150/◯◯ and 100/◯◯ are basically written on the work after it has been baked, using a permanent marker or similar. It's written in something .
Lisa Larson's signature is usually engraved, but there are patterns in which her signature is written in something like a magic marker.
Therefore, if you rub it hard, it will disappear .
If it is written in magic, is it real? It may seem that way, but even the real thing is made with such care.
I think this is also a Scandinavian thing, for better or for worse.
We recommend that you never touch numbers or signatures in older Lisa Larson works.