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Axel Salto

Renowned Danish artist Axel Salto (1889 – 1961) graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1914 as a painter but it is his stoneware that gained him worldwide recognition and fame. His primary inspiration was found in nature and throughout his life he remained an avid collector of potsherds and nature’s traces of lived life; dried seeds, cones, fossils and seashells. In the mid-1920s Salto began working with porcelain for Bing & Grøndal. He exhibited works in glazed porcelain at the 1925 Paris Exhibition but later favored stoneware as material.

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