Ceramic Vase by Kåre Breven Fjeldsaa


Elongated ceramic vase designed by Kåre Breven Fjeldsaa at his own studio mid 1950s. Sintered ceramic and two color surface decoration in a geometric cubic pattern, signed 'KBF' underneath. Fjeldsaa was a trailblazer in norwegian pottery and experimented with numerous forms and materials. His approach to form is seen as organic, functional and sculptural. Fjeldsaa made only one composition of each object from his studio production, these items are seen highly collectable works of modern art. Fjeldsaa is represented in both Norwegian and international art institutions. ———— Kåre Berven Fjeldsaa was an innovator of Norwegian studio pottery. He received a thorough education during his time as an apprentice for the ceramic artist Jens von der Lippe. Fjeldsaa established a workshop at Blommenholm in B.rum in 1947. The first years he worked with hand-modelled sculptures in ceramics with tin glaze fired at low temperatures. Around 1950 Fjeldsaa approached his designs with a more abstract form, experimenting with high-fired, sintered ceramics. The forms were now more sculptural, yet still functional. Fjeldsaa was awarded the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale in 1954 and the international ceramics exhibition in Cannes in 1955. Two years later he began designing for Stavangerflint where he primarily designed tableware, in addition to some assignments decorating public edifices.

Design history

Designer: Kåre Breven Fjeldsaa
Year: 1950s
Maker: Own studio


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Stone
Colors: Black White Burnt Umber
Measurements: - x - x 44 CM (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian modern 1950
50000.00 NOK SOLD