Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) is an Icelandic ceramicist. She is based professionally in Reykavik.
She studied at Reykjavik School of Art: Myndlista -og Handidaskoli Islands (Icelandic College of Arts and crafts, Reykjavik; and Konstfackskolan and Tekniska Skolan, Stockholm.
She works in her studio. Her work was the subject of exhibitions at the Unuhus Gallery in 1977. All her Reykavik work was shown at exhibits at the Centre of Culture, Stockholm; Ljarvalsstadhir, Reykjavik, in 1980. In 1981 at a travelling exhibition in Denmark.
Ceramics: 400 Years of British Collecting in 100 Masterpieces
The National Trust’s collection contains around 75,000 objects and is kept in 250 historic houses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. One hundred essential pieces chosen from this vast collection add to our understanding of ceramic patronage and history. The collection examines trends of ceramic collecting by British aristocracy and gentry over 400 years.
Arnold Krog (1856 – 1931) Danish Designer – Royal Copenhagen
Arnold Krog (1856–1931) was a Danish architect, painter, and designer. He is remembered for his achievements as artistic director of Royal Copenhagen from 1884–1916. He introduced a new style with inspiration from Japanese imagery and European naturalism to the porcelain industry.
Maiolica tin-glazed earthenware, a product of the Renaissance
Maiolica is a tin-glazed earthenware that was produced during the Renaissance in Italy. The name comes from Majorca, the island from which, in the 15th century, a lot of Hispano-Moresque tin-glazed pottery was brought into Italy. The technique of covering with a tin glaze earthenware was similar to that used elsewhere in Europe for delftware and faience.
Arzberg Porcelain – prestigious German design
Arzberg is regarded as one of the most prestigious porcelain design houses in the world. The definition of good design. Arzberg combines aesthetics, functionality, and durability.
Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik, the largest Porcelain factory in Norway
Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik is a Norwegian porcelain manufacturer. For more than 130 years, it has supplied the Norwegian market with crockery and ornaments in porcelain. From 1930 to 1980, Porsgrund was one of Norway’s leading design companies, and they received both national and international design awards.
Eva Zeisel (1906 – 2011) Hungarian designer and ceramicist
Eva Zeisel (1906 – 2011) was a Hungarian designer and ceramicist. She was born in Budapest. She was professionally active in Germany, Russia, Austria, and the USA. She settled in the United States in 1938.
Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) Icelandic Ceramicist
Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) is an Icelandic ceramicist. She is based professionally in Reykavik. Her work has been seen in many exhibitions.
Lucie Rie (1902 – 1995) British Ceramicist
Lucie Rie (1902 – 1995) was an Austrian-born British ceramicist. Between 1922-26, she studied fine art, at Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna, under Michael Powolny. Her most famous works are vases, bottles, and bowls inspired by Japan. Lucie Rie Footed Bowl c. 1951, owned by publisher Susan Shaw. Gold medal for work in the Austrian pavilion at the 1937 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques clans la Vie Moderne’ Exhibition of her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Susie Cooper (1902 – 1995) British ceramicist and designer
Breakfast in an American middle-class home in the 1940s was often served on dishes designed by English designer Susie Cooper (1902-1995).
Adelaide Robineau (1865 – 1929) an American Ceramicist
Adelaide Romineau was an American ceramicist she was born in Middletown, Connecticut. At the time, few women were involved in the technical aspects of ceramic production. It was considered appropriate for women to be decorators only, rather than to be part of more technical pursuits.
Fujina – Japanese Folk Pottery
Fujina pottery is made at Matsue, Shimane. 19th-century products include bluish-green tea bowls and white, yellow, or bluish-green domestic pottery. Later urban work promotes folk art.
Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) British wood engraver & ceramicist
Eric William Ravilious was a British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs and other English landscapes. He served as a war artist, and was the first British war artist to die on active service in World War II. Ravilious studied with Edward Bawden and Charles Mahoney at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London in 1928. He painted a series of marionette-like murals for Morley College, which were destroyed by bombing in 1941.
Slipware Pottery – what is it?
Slipware is pottery known by its primary decorating method in which slip is added before firing by dipping, painting or splashing on the leather-hard clay body surface. Slip is an aqueous clay body suspension that is a combination of clays and other minerals, such as quartz, feldspar, and mica.
Eureka Pottery – American Ceramics manufacturer
The Eureka Pottery was the last commercial pottery constructed during the historic three decades during which potteries were established in Trenton. The company made the most beautiful majolica in Trenton. It was established in 1883 by Leon Weil, who Noah and Charles Boch succeeded. It was closed in 1887 due to fire, the constant enemy of potteries.
Michael Cardew (1901 – 1983) British Ceramicist
Grand Feu Art Pottery – California
Grand Feu Art Pottery, was founded in California by Cornelius Brauckman. Its output was of high quality and aesthetically distinctive. Generically, grand feu is ceramic ware fired at 2500°F (1400°C), maturing its body and glaze simultaneously. Grand feu is both porcelain and gres, and Grand Feu Art Pottery specialises in the latter.
Edward Lycett (1833 – 1910) British-American Ceramicist
Edward Lycett (1833 – 1910) was a British Ceramicist. He was born in Newcastle under Lyme. He was professionally active in New York.
Faience Manufacturing Company – the heart of American ceramics
The Faience Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturing company that operated between 1880 – 1892 in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York. There is little evidence of the remains of the Company as it failed in 1892.
Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) British Painter and Ceramicist
She was a juror of the 1922 Carnegie International competition, Pittsburgh. She designed both the shapes and the decorations for the 1933—34 Circus range of tableware produced by Arthur J. Wilkinson, Burslem, under Clarice Cliff’s supervision.
Ceramics a gift from the ancients
Ceramics are objects made of moistened clay, shaped and then baked. All ceramics are Earthenware, terracotta, brick, tile, faience, majolica, stoneware, and porcelain. Ceramicware is decorated with clay inlays, relief patterns on the surface, or incised, stamped or embossed designs.
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