Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997)
Swedish potter. Born in Paris. After receiving primary education in Denmark and studying architecture in Finland, he trained in pottery in Denmark. Initially worked as a designer at Bing O Grendal in Denmark, but from 1931 to 1955 he worked for Rorstrand in Sweden. Many of Nylund's famous works were created during his time in Sweden, and are particularly characterized by his style in which the natural glaze colors the vessels in mottled patterns. The style has an affinity with Japanese tableware, but in Northern Europe at the time, tableware was generally glazed and baked. The method was novel.