Ekbacken is a refined, fresh collection made using pure porcelain. It takes its name from the family home in which Lotta has her small summer studio, tucked away in the Swedish archipelago not far from Stockholm.
Porcelain is wheel-thrown before being bisque-fired and later, high-fired. The brilliant white of the porcelain is then either left unglazed on the exterior and later hand-polished for a smooth matte surface or glazed in a fresh green, reflecting the wild meadows that surround the house. By contrast, the interior of each piece is glazed with a transparent glaze.
Each Ekbacken piece is individual, and as a collection, designed to be displayed in three or vessels more. The subtle contrast of colour, height, and shape.
Viken takes its name from a natural bay found in the Norra Lagnö archipelago, just outside Stockholm, where Lotta practices her ceramics. Inspired by organic surfaces and water reflections, Viken pieces have a textured surface; grainy and sandlike, achieved by the mixing of porcelain and a stoneware clay.
Each piece is wheel-thrown and shaped by hand, then bisque-fired, glazed on the inside and finally high-fired. In either a neutral oatmeal, achieved via oxidation in an electric kiln or a soft greyish colour, the result of the reduction process in a gas kiln - every Viken vessel is unique, the texture and tone differing slightly each time,
Viken is best displayed as a collection of three or more pieces, balancing symmetry with the contrast of texture, height, and shape.