Rörstrand

In 2005 and 2006 as part of an ongoing research project into printed landscape patterns on ceramics, Scott spent several weeks in the Rörstrand Museum in Lidköping sorting and printing from the engraving archives in the basement. His discoveries of old tableware patterns on copper plates – stamped with the names of engravers from Stoke on Tent evidenced an historical link between Rörstrand and England going back to the 1850‘s.

Entrance to the Rörstrand Factory and archive May 2005
Stacks of engraved copper plates in the Rörstrand archive 2005
Details of stamped engraved copper plate showing its origin in Stoke on Trent
Printing old copper plate on etching press
Printing old copper plate on etching press
Printing old copper plate on etching press
Printing old copper plate on etching press
Prints from Rörstrand copper plates made in 2005
Prints from Rörstrand copper plates made in 2005
Prints from Rörstrand copper plates made in 2005

As a result of his research, Scott produced a new body of work, altering new porcelain and antique Rörstrand tablewares. The work was exhibited at the Rörstrand Museum in 2009 and blas&knada, Stockhom in 2011.

Associated files:
Rörstrand Museum Exhibition leaflet
Rörstrand Museum Poster

Information on artworks:
Bärseback
Vindsäter

Rörstrand Museum exhibition detail
Rörstrand Museum exhibition detail
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Swedish Grace
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Swedish Grace
Rörstrand Museum detail transferware platter
Rörstrand Vindsäter pattern, transferware plate
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s) Vindsäter
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Vindsäter, Turbines
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Barseback, Inglaze decal collage on porcelain Rörstrand platter designed by Pia Tornell