This past week-- Whimsical Ceramic Genius, Bjorn Wiinblad died at 87.
For those of you who have never seen his happy saucers and wild vessels- you should take a look. You can still find great deals on his collectable pieces on EBAY. He was a good pal of Mr. Marcus (of Neiman MArcus) and created mosaic tiles for the him in the 60's. Eating off of his plates would make anyone happy.
The following is his obituary- found at Political Gateway:
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 12 (UPI) -- Painter Bjorn Wiinblad, known for his decorative
ceramic and furniture designs, died last week at the age of 87 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Copenhagen Post reports that Wiinblad, the son of a typographer, was known for
his sense of color and form, along with his ability to work with anything ranging
from clay to paper.
Having lent his abilities to designing and decorating works of art from a deck of
cards to a cruise ship, Wiinblad was widely recognized as one of the world's most
prolific artists, the newspaper said.
Claiming to have created his designs from music he heard in his head, Wiinblad produced
works of art that are on display in museums and art galleries around the world,
the newspaper said.