The early years
German-born Erich Triller (1898-1972) and Swedish-born Ingrid Triller (1905-1982) were a well-known husband-and-wife ceramic team. The couple met during their art studies in Germany between 1929-34. In 1935, the Trillers established a small ceramics workshop in Tobo, north of Stockholm. They invested in a railroad-car load of clay, which would supply them for the rest of their careers.
Ingrid and Erich Triller were strongly influenced by the Bauhaus movement’s approach to ceramics, characterized by an eye for detail and attention to the work process. This approach allowed the Trillers to better control the results of glazing and firing. They kept records on every piece they produced. Every firing was documented in a journal.
Perfectionist forms and glazes
Erich and Ingrid Triller were remarkably successful, turning precise forms with consistently exquisite glazes. These magnificent forms and glazes were often reminiscent of pottery from the Chinese Sung dynasty.
A selection of Triller Tobo’s artistry
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