Jan Sandblom

Ceramic artist

As a teenager, I dreamt of being a ceramist and living in the countryside. As life went on around me, my dream became reality. I was given the opportunity of apprenticeship to a ceramic artist and when I tried slip casting and wheel throwing, I felt that I had found my technique and expression. Following my year as an apprentice, I took courses in model and mould manufacturing at Formakademin in Lidköping. With my foundation as an apprentice, I am a self-made ceramist and continue to develop in my everyday work. I constantly encounter new things to research and learn from. I’ll never be fully trained. I am an artisan and have a hand in all steps of the manufacturing process. My raw materials can differ somewhat from delivery to delivery. This means that my ceramics can vary a bit in size and colour, though never at the expense of quality.

My first studio was in the G Studio of Gustavsberg. There, I split my time between my own ceramic creations and modelling and moulding for other ceramists. I was also hired as an assistant for substantial ornamentations and projects. I have taught students of ceramics at Capellagården in Öland and guest-lectured at Vårdinge By Folkhögskola in model and mould manufacturing.

During one of my holidays in Gotland, I visited a number of the island’s ceramists, one of whom asked me to help them get started with slip casting. This led to a couple of weeks of work and me becoming a recurring resource in her studio. With each visit, Gotland became a better fit for me. When I was asked to share the studio of one of the island’s ceramists, I moved here, and my dream of living in the country became reality.
Now I have my own studio and shop in the back garden of an industrial building in the middle of Burgsvik.

I want my ceramics to be used, so I use stoneware, a durable material that can handle the dishwasher and microwave. Inspired by my childhood, I created the Fasett series, an austere and faceted ware glazed in clear pastels. My Natur Sand series is simple, raw and nature-like, with white or grey glazing. This series was inspired by the barren coastal landscape of Gotland.

Jan Sandblom

Ceramic artist

As a teenager, I dreamt of being a ceramist and living in the countryside. As life went on around me, my dream became reality. I was given the opportunity of apprenticeship to a ceramic artist and when I tried slip casting and wheel throwing, I felt that I had found my technique and expression. Following my year as an apprentice, I took courses in model and mould manufacturing at Formakademin in Lidköping. With my foundation as an apprentice, I am a self-made ceramist and continue to develop in my everyday work. I constantly encounter new things to research and learn from. I’ll never be fully trained. I am an artisan and have a hand in all steps of the manufacturing process. My raw materials can differ somewhat from delivery to delivery. This means that my ceramics can vary a bit in size and colour, though never at the expense of quality.

My first studio was in the G Studio of Gustavsberg. There, I split my time between my own ceramic creations and modelling and moulding for other ceramists. I was also hired as an assistant for substantial ornamentations and projects. I have taught students of ceramics at Capellagården in Öland and guest-lectured at Vårdinge By Folkhögskola in model and mould manufacturing.

During one of my holidays in Gotland, I visited a number of the island’s ceramists, one of whom asked me to help them get started with slip casting. This led to a couple of weeks of work and me becoming a recurring resource in her studio. With each visit, Gotland became a better fit for me. When I was asked to share the studio of one of the island’s ceramists, I moved here, and my dream of living in the country became reality.
Now I have my own studio and shop in the back garden of an industrial building in the middle of Burgsvik.

I want my ceramics to be used, so I use stoneware, a durable material that can handle the dishwasher and microwave. Inspired by my childhood, I created the Fasett series, an austere and faceted ware glazed in clear pastels. My Natur Sand series is simple, raw and nature-like, with white or grey glazing. This series was inspired by the barren coastal landscape of Gotland.

Jan Sandblom

Ceramic artist

As a teenager, I dreamt of being a ceramist and living in the countryside. As life went on around me, my dream became reality. I was given the opportunity of apprenticeship to a ceramic artist and when I tried slip casting and wheel throwing, I felt that I had found my technique and expression. Following my year as an apprentice, I took courses in model and mould manufacturing at Formakademin in Lidköping. With my foundation as an apprentice, I am a self-made ceramist and continue to develop in my everyday work. I constantly encounter new things to research and learn from. I’ll never be fully trained. I am an artisan and have a hand in all steps of the manufacturing process. My raw materials can differ somewhat from delivery to delivery. This means that my ceramics can vary a bit in size and colour, though never at the expense of quality.

My first studio was in the G Studio of Gustavsberg. There, I split my time between my own ceramic creations and modelling and moulding for other ceramists. I was also hired as an assistant for substantial ornamentations and projects. I have taught students of ceramics at Capellagården in Öland and guest-lectured at Vårdinge By Folkhögskola in model and mould manufacturing.

During one of my holidays in Gotland, I visited a number of the island’s ceramists, one of whom asked me to help them get started with slip casting. This led to a couple of weeks of work and me becoming a recurring resource in her studio. With each visit, Gotland became a better fit for me. When I was asked to share the studio of one of the island’s ceramists, I moved here, and my dream of living in the country became reality.
Now I have my own studio and shop in the back garden of an industrial building in the middle of Burgsvik.

I want my ceramics to be used, so I use stoneware, a durable material that can handle the dishwasher and microwave. Inspired by my childhood, I created the Fasett series, an austere and faceted ware glazed in clear pastels. My Natur Sand series is simple, raw and nature-like, with white or grey glazing. This series was inspired by the barren coastal landscape of Gotland.