ultra fine ceramics, hand-thrown and hand-glazed by the artist
small vase: 6,5 diam. x 17,4 h cm
signed Friberg and Gustavsbergs studio signature
dated with letter Ä: 1957
This delicate vase is unique, in wonderful condition, no chips or damages, some age wear.
Berndt Friberg - 1950's ceramic vase
Berndt Friberg (1899-1981) was a Swedish ceramic artist who was particularly active during the 1950s. He was known for his mastery of form and his geometric and glossy glazes. He is also credited, along with his mentors Wilhelm Kåge and Stig Lindberg, with bringing Gustavsberg’s G-Studio into the Golden Age of pottery.
In 1934, Friberg began working as a thrower for the Swedish ceramic artist Wilhelm Kåge (1889-1960) at the Gustavsberg porcelain factory. Kåge, who was the artistic directory, became a mentor and friend to Friberg. In 1941 Friberg had his first exhibition in Stockholm with Stig Lindberg and ceramic artist Calle Blomkvist (1902-1983).
A perfectionist, Friberg was adamant about throwing all his own pieces by hand, one at a time, and discarding any that didn’t meet