A Doyenne of Ceramics: Signe Persson Melin (SPM)
Living across the bridge from Sweden, means visiting Malmo is a hop, skip and a jump away from Copenhagen. Every time I visit, I make my way over to Form Design Center for a look at what is new and interesting among Swedish designers. But somehow, I miss a visit to Signe Persson Melin‘s store and workshop-
Her work has captivated my attention for quite some time- I am particularly enamored with her ceramic tea pots which have such a presence, nice curves and lovely textures.
Born in 1925, Signe Persson Melin is one of the doyennes of ceramics in Sweden. She has worked as a potter for over five decades and designed some iconic porcelain, metal and glass items for the who’s-who of Swedish tableware brands such as Svenskt Tenn Kosta Boda, Boda Nova, Rorstrand, Design House Stockholm and Hoganas Keramic. She was also teacher with the Department of Ceramics and Glass at Konstfack, the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden.
Over the years, her work has been displayed around the globe at art institutions such as the National Museum in Stockholm, MOMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Gifu, Japan.
Thanks to Swedish photographer, Petral Bindel, you get to see a bit of Signe Persson Melin’s work and shop, SPM, in Malmo.
Photo Source: Petra Bindel
If you happen to be in Malmo and want to visit the studio yourself, SPM is located at Beridaregatan/Östra Stallmästargatan 12 i Malmö.