Stilleben x Anna Bystrup ceramics

Stilleben x Anna Bystrup ceramics

Stilleben x Anna Bystrup ceramics

Danish ceramicist Anna Bystrup has created a very limited edition of hand thrown teapots for Stilleben in her cozy and atmospheric workspace in Frederiksværk.

Anna Bystrup graduated from the Royal Danish Academy in 2014. We discovered Anna when she was making ceramics in Den Danske Keramikfabrik in Nexø, Bornholm and immediately loved her approach to her art.

She has since dedicated herself to the art of throwing pottery and has an extraordinary degree of mastery in this skill. In her workshop she both creates her own works and makes collaborations and bespoke pieces.

During the process from grabbing the raw clay from the bag to having a finished product thrown and burnt, Anna has had it in her hands somewhere between twenty-five and fifty times in a time span from two to three weeks. There are no shortcuts. Hand thrown ceramics take time and effort - both of which parametres can be seen in the finished work.

Anna tells us about her approach and process:

"All my ceramics are hand thrown on my Shimpo turntable. I weigh the clay and measure it with a folding ruler. For instance each coffee cup weighs 220 grams. But that does not mean that they are exact copies. No two coffees are either."

Each of the teapots are unique in their own way, even if they look almost identical at first glance. 

"Some people walk by the forest or the sea; travel far away - look into their loved ones' eyes and are inspired to new products or colors in their production. Some people spend months testing out glazes and colors. That has never been my process. Things just appear in my head. Sometimes in a dream - sometimes out of nowhere. When they appear they come to life on my turntable, usually within a day or two. I have never been one to be patient."

One in Forty

There is a total of 40 teapots, corresponding exactly with the number of handles we provided.

The bamboo handles for the teapots were found by Stilleben owners Ditte and Jelena on a trip to Tokyo, Japan, years ago and have been waiting for the right time and the right artist. Good things take time - that time is now.

The teapots are numbered and we have carefully labelled and packaged each of the forty teapots in our office space at Stilleben. 

Lovingly handled

Anna Bystrup has glazed the rounded, stoneware teapot in a transparent glaze for a very earthy, tactile feel resonating with the calming ritual of brewing and pouring tea.

The clear edges gives a very precise pouring and the neat throwing and flat lid makes for a comfortable handling of the teapot. Annas mastery of the material is clear in the finished teapots.

You can experience the teapots in our flagship store in Frederiksberggade 22, or in our webshop. 

Stilleben has teamed up with Rue De Tokyo to launch a new project based on a unique selection of bedlinen and unisex sleepwear in a limited edition. 

New life to dead stock fabrics

Going through the archives of beautiful and high-quality Rue De Tokyo textiles, we decided to give them new life by creating a limited series for the bedroom from these various premium materials. Resulting in a unique selection of beddings and sleepwear in various patterns, structures and mellow tones.

David, creative director at Rue De Tokyo, tells: 

»Looking back at some of the textile stock we have at Rue De Tokyo, we wanted to give it new life. Material and texture have always been of great importance in my creative process and many times initiates my design. So, with these past high-quality fabrics at hand and the world’s resources in mind me and the STILLEBEN team decided to make a series of very limited products, that suited their assortment and was made from these so-called dead stock fabrics

Fashionable sleepwear for everyday use

Sleepwear as a casual outfit is a fashion trend that has been popular for years. It can be a fun and comfortable way to express your style and personality. There are many ways to style your sleepwear for different occasions and seasons. The styles has a classic and fashionable cut, and is made from crisp high-quality cotton for lasting use.

Limited stock – only in our Flagship Store

The Stilleben x Rue De Tokyo will be sold exclusively in our Flagship Store and comes in the models Harper pillowcase in 63x60 and Hagi duvet cover in 140x200, and unisex Skylar and Paxton.