Dimensions | Height 24" (60 cm) Width 16" (40 cm)
A perfect combination of experience, tradition and control mixed with a complete surrendering to the elements.
Stefan Andersson (b. 1979) belongs to a rare kind of craftsman. Born into a creative environment he started observing his ceramicist uncle from a young age. Starting an apprenticeship with his uncle at the age of 20, learning not only how to create pottery but more importantly he was taught the ancient Eastern Asian wood firing technique, Anagama. Now 20 years later Andersson is considered to be one of Swedens best contemporary potters, living and working out of the charming town of Leksand. Firing the kiln takes a lot of patience and time, loading with wood once every 5 minutes for over 48h creates temperatures of around 1400 C (2550 F) resulting in the ash from the brunt wood to melt over his pots creating vivid and organic glazes.
The glaze of this giant piece is absolutely stunning. The colors are pale, yet vivid and the surface full of life. In large areas the glaze has flocked together creating turbulent and tactile surfaces while other sides of the piece are more still.
With over 10 years of art related studies, managing classes and courses at the Leksand Academy his knowledge has become a great value for ceramicists internationally.