Mari Simmulson



Mari Simmulson was born in St. Petersburg by Estonian parents and received her sculptor training at the state Art school in Tallinn. In the 1930s she practiced at the Finnish porcelain factory Arabia.

In 1944 Simmulson moved to Sweden and began working together with Wilhelm Kåge at Gustavsberg Porcelain. Mari Simmulson was active at Gustavsberg until 1949 and then returned to Upsala Ekeby where her most remembered production was created.

Characteristic of Simmulsons art are imaginative, colourful and decorative figures, vases and reliefs as well as free sculptural pieces, such as "Balinese", which was quickly sold out and "The Boy on the turtle" that was made for many years.

Simmulson also performed more decorative assignments and several of her works are exhibited at the Uppsala Art Museum.

"Mari Simmulson exhibits a new collection, Presenta AB, Östra Ågatan 39, Uppsala 1959. Photography: Uppsala-Bild / Upplandsmuseet.

A plate performed by Mari Simmulson around 1950. Square with rounded corners and sides. Earthenware with white glaze and decor in pastel colors. Photography: Olle Norling / Upplandsmuseet.

Burial site: 0406-0001 (Memorial grove, The Old cemetery)

Image description: Mari Simmulson, Uppsala 1960. Photo: Uppsala-Bild / Upplandsmuseet. [The image is cropped]
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