I'm hoping to do a couple of blog-posts on Scandinavian ceramics. This seemed a good one to start with.
Although this vase is perhaps by one of the less well-known of the Danish potteries, it's one of my favourites.
Made by Lehmann, I would think in the 1970s but I'm not certain of that. The vase is solid and stocky. The majority of the surface has been left unglazed, revealing the beautifully textured, almost black stoneware. The hard, sharp stoneware has an almost volcanic ash feel about it. This is all complemented perfectly with the thick, shiny, deep-red glazed top.
Judging by the Lehmann label, it looks like the makers were proud to be Danish. And, if you ask me, they can be proud to have made this pot, too.
if you know who the designer of this pot was, I'd be pleased to know.