INGER PERSSON (1936-)
Inger received her formal training at the University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm. She was fortunate to have the legendary Stig Lindberg as a teacher in the final year of her studies.
Inger Persson was only 22 when she started working at Rörstrand in 1959. This was the company’s golden age, and its porcelain products were extremely successful abroad. A team of recognized artists was already in place, including Carl-Harry Stålhane, Marianne Westman, and Hertha Bengtsson. “I remember how impressed I was by their fantastic creations. I particularly liked what Marianne Westman made,” recalls Inger.
At Rörstrand, Inger designed everything with notable pieces including the miniature owl sculptures with typical 1960s expression and turquoise detail. In 1970, Inger Persson and other designers left Rörstrand. Inger stayed nearby, continuing to work in her own studio. She took on additional work as a teacher at a nearby art school. Additionally, she accepted freelance assignments, including a project for the ceramic industry in Denmark.
Inger Persson returned to Rörstrand in 1981, staying on until 1996. She continued her work with lively, youthful expression. Among the most well-known series from this period were the "balloon vases.” These slightly asymmetric vases, with matte glazes in bold colors, are highly sought after by art collectors today.
courtesy Mother Sweden