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Monday, May 7, 2012

Mari Simmulson

Mari Simmulson
Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) was born in Saint Petersburg to Estonian parents and studied sculpture and ceramics at the state fine arts school in Tallin. She worked as a teacher before moving to Sweden in 1944.

She was immediately employed by Wilhelm Kåge at Gustavsberg. In 1948 she went to work for Upsala-Ekeby, where she became a leading ceramist. Simmulson introduced nitrates to ceramic production at UE and was responsible for some of their most popular pieces.

Simmulson remained with UE until 1972. Some of her most famous designs for the company were characterized by flowers, faces and geometric patterns, such as her Agave, Arnica, Beata and Star series.

Simmulson accepted several public commissions, include Lulea Coal, Uplands Bank and Pharmacia.

From and

Nairobi series
Owl figures
Fossil vase
Floral vase - barkingsandsvintage
Rips vase
Wall plate
Ceramic lamps


  1. Ohhhhh I love the pottery! The owls are lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I thought you might like those. My favorites are the pieces in the Nairobi line.