The work of Ejvind Nielsen has become highly sought after amongst collectors. It is not clear where he studied or apprenticed but he spent time in England in the 1930's and then served in Spain as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. Ejvind opened his own pottery in 1943 in Hvidovre, Denmark which remained operational until the mid 1980’s.
Opening his pottery studio during WWII meant supplies were in short supply so it seems he worked for a time at Royal Copenhagen under Thorkild Ohlsen, where he collaborated with his wife Lizzi Nielsen on exotic and domestic animal tiles.
His characteristic use of subtle and natural toned glazes that blend or bleed and combined with incised marking that at times are geometric make his work distinctive. His striking animal tiles are expressive molded pieces that demonstrate his adept use of glazing colorations with a painterly hand.