STONEWARE VASE WITH NUKA GLAZE BY MATS SVENSSON
Handthrown stoneware vase with Nuka glaze by Mats Svensson
As all products are handmade, sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Working with ceramics means molding, joining and firing different materials from the earth crust. I find inspiration in nature and the seasonal changes. Throughout my professional life, I have been greatly influenced by Japanese ceramics and its relation to nature and asymmetry. Shapes that I often return to are simple irregular bowls for various purposes.
In the working process I seek for some kind of balance between the controlled and the unforeseen. I am working with utility goods and want my ceramics to be used. The tools I use to shape the clay are a potter’s wheel and plaster press molds. The glazes mainly consist of clays, ash and feldspar. Everything is fired in a gas kiln or an Anagama kiln to about 1280 degrees Celsius. The glazes mostly consist of clay, ash and feldspar.
Parallel to my own business as a potter, I also have been the head of the ceramics department at Leksand Folkhigh school in Sweden.