Eight years ago, Elin Lannsjö took her secondary interest in design to the next level when she enrolled in a basic pottery course at a local university. Since then, the native of Gothenburg, Sweden, has been honing her skills, largely through trial and error.
For Elin, who is also a stylist and photographer, aesthetics are paramount. She wants her pieces to stand out as art when not in use. At the same time, she never wants her pieces to feel too precious. Hand-crafting each vessel from start to finish, Elin revels in the imperfections and extemporaneous nature of the creative process. Not only beautiful, her pieces, also have an informal quality, making you want to use them every day.
Each collection tells a story, Elin says. Experimenting with different expressions and contrasts, her works range from lithe and delicate porcelains to earthy stoneware, her glazes from cheery pastels to somber noirs.
Photography by Elin Lannsjö. See more of Elin’s photos on her blog.
Above: Elin holds one of her Large Globe Lanterns, made of translucent porcelain with a genuine gold rim; 1,395 SEK ($172).
Above: A testament to the functionality of Elin’s work, these Pea Green Cups are dishwasher safe; 250 SEK ($31).
Above: Elin’s dramatic black Noir collection features elegant, Victorian forms glazed in matte black with glossy splatters. Pictured here is her Medium Oval Noir platter; 1,395 SEK ($172).
Above: Elin creates each piece entirely by hand; no two are exactly alike.
Above: Porcelain platters from Elin’s limited edition Coral Pastel Collection come in Coral Pink, Natural and Coral Sand; 425 SEK ($53).
Above: A Marble Black porcelain dish is part of two collections, one in black and the other blue; 425 SEK ($53).
Above: The Raku collection features cracked glaze. Raku Cups start at 450 SEK ($56).
Above: The Pastel Cloudy Sky Collection comes in white porcelain and a darker “sooty” hue, which Elin makes herself. This collection is extremely limited; only 12 pieces in each hue; 425 SEK ($53) each.
Above: Dishes from the Blue Marble Collection; starting at 425 SEK ($53).
Above: Simply titled White, these porcelain “eggshell” bowls have a glossy interior and matte exterior; starting at 350 SEK ($43).