This trio of adorable fledgelings are the work of Swedish Pottery Normans Motala Keramik, crafted in their signature decor of chocolate stoneware and red gloss glaze.
Animals by this pottery are typically abstract and feature an endearing quality. This quality is evident in this piece, where the birds are wide-eyed and expressive, despite their minimal decor.
The glossy shade of vibrant scarlet red is not all encompassing and intermittently parts to reveal the detail sculpted into the clay itself. Two of the birds bear the same detail of a subtle mottling in their clay, matching their posture of wings being quietly tucked away. The third bird has a more expressive decor that matches it's outstretched wings and expression.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Norrman Motala Keramik 1956-2000
Berth Ferdinand Norrman, born in Malmö on November 2, 1919, first joined as an apprentice at a pottery in Markaryd before being accepted as a student at Tage Hansson at Skåne Painting School. For a few years in the 1940s he was employed as a designer at Alingsås Ceramics and around 1950, he moved to Motala where he founded the company "Norrman Motala Keramik" in 1956. The pottery produced items such as such as bowls, vases, pots, reliefs, sculptures and sconces. Around 1990, the workshop is taken over by his daughter Stina who continued the business until the year 2000 when the company is closed down. Berth died in Linköping on November 29, 2001.
Very good. There are no chips or scratches to the sculpture, there is one mild hairline crack to the trunk as can be seen in the last photo - please refer to photos as part of the condition report.
c. 5.1" / 13 cm tall (from base to tallest point ) x 5.9" / 15 cm in diameter (across widest points).
Unpackaged weight: c. 1 kg / 995 g
Sculpture will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.