Designer Desire: Inger Waage

Mosaic of Inger Waage designs | H is for Home

Inger Waage was a long-serving designer working on ceramics at the Norwegian company, Stavangerflint. She began with them in 1953, continued when the firm merged with Figgjo Flint in 1968 and on until they closed the Stavanger branch in 1979.

One of our favourite of the many, many designs of hers is the dark haired lady with almond shaped eyes, huge earrings and flowers in her hair. She uses this motif again and again on bowls, vases, plates and lidded containers.

Some of her best loved and desirable tableware designs include Lotus, Bambus, Pernile and Kongo.

Portrait of Inger Waage

Additional image credits:

Etsy | Ebay | Pinterest | Ole Gustavsen



Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint Flamingo

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Set of vintage Stavangerflint Flamingo pottery dishes

We love vintage Scandinavian ceramics from this mid 20th century era.

This fabulous selection of kitchen/dining ware is currently for sale on eBay – in 10 separate lots – all proceeds going to The Hospice of St Francis*. There are serving plates, dishes and tureens. They have 12 pieces for sale in all, a great opportunity to buy a ready-made collection!

It’s in the Flamingo pattern which was designed by Inger Waage for Stavangarflint of Norway… it’s spare yet vibrant – in gorgeous fresh yellow, green and blue.

Most of the listings end tomorrow night (12 July) about 9pm, a few of the others are ‘buy it now’ and finish in 19 days.

Get your bids in!!

*The Hospice of St Francis aims to bring peace, comfort and dignity to patients and families facing the crisis of serious illness. Care is free of charge and a flexible and individual approach is made. With a running budget of over £3 million a year, every purchase here, big or small, makes a huge difference.

Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint cockerel dish

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Vintage Stavangerflint cockerel dish for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of the Woking Hospice ends 14 Sep, 2014 19:27:55 BST

We really love Stavangerflint pottery – well, vintage Scandinavian pottery & glass in general. This is the third time that we’re featuring it in our Charity Vintage blog series.

This cute & colourful little cockerel dish was designed for Stavangerflint by Inger Waage in the 1950s. It’s for sale by & in support of the Woking Hospice* and the price currently stands at a mere £4.08 (with £3.50 P&P on top). It’s a fairly rare design, the last one listed on eBay sold for over £20.

*The Woking Hospice exists to provide and promote the highest quality care possible for people with advanced terminal illnesses, and to provide help and support to their families and other individuals important to their care.


Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint Flamingo dish

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vintage Stavangerflint Flamingo pin dish being sold by and in support of the Hospice of St Francis
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We love vintage Scandinavian pottery chez H is for Home. We buy, sell & collect manufacturers such as Figgjo Flint, Arabia, Gustavsberg and Nymølle; and designers like Stig Lindberg, Lisa Larson, Bjørn Wiinblad and Kaj Franck.

This lovely little dish is Stavangerflint Flamingo designed by Inger Waage in the 1950s. It’s being sold by and in support of Hospice of St Francis* currently listed with a ‘buy it now’ price of £24.99 and would make a lovely addition to someone’s Scandinavian pottery collection!

*The Hospice aims to bring peace, comfort and dignity to patients and families facing the crisis of serious illness. We offer assessment and skilled clinical care, respite breaks, home support, day care and bereavement support. Care is free of charge and a flexible and individual approach is made.

Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint plate

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Stavangerflint plate designed by Inger Waage with a handpainted face of a woman for sale on eBay for Charity in support of Age UK South Lakeland
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We’ve just spied this beautiful vintage Stavangerflint plate on the web. It was hand painted by Inger Waage in the 1950s/60s. These female faces always make me think of Cleopatra or Spanish señoritas – it must be their huge almond-shaped eyes and big hooped earrings!

She’s currently up for sale on eBay for charity in support of Age UK South Lakeland*

*Age UK South Lakeland offers help and support to older people living in the rural community of South Lakeland, enabling them to retain their independence and choice. We have a commitment to volunteering and campaigning and providing services to all people aged over 50.

F is for… Figgjo

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vintage Figgjo Flint milk and sugar set

Figgjo Flint is a Norwegian pottery company still producing today.

detail of pattern on vintage milk and sugar set

Our favourites of theirs are the folk art and landscape-inspired designs of the 1950s & 60s – ranges such as Lotte, Daisy, Sicilia and Market.

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Tor Viking
pattern egg cup and plate border detail

They incorporated mythical creatures, whimsical figures and stylised flowers.

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Sicilia
pattern plates

The motifs were used to decorate tableware, kitchen equipment and decorative objects such as bowls and wall plaques.

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Pair of pottery sauce/milk pans

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Daisy
pattern tray (left) Berry and leaf patterned butter dish (right)

Various mergers have taken place under the Figgjo umbrella, significant amongst these was with Stavangerflint in 1968.

vintage Stavangerflint 'June' coffee setStavangerflint June coffee set

For more of a detailed history visit the Figgjo AS website.

Lots of our Flickr friends have lovely examples of this distinctive pottery. Have a look at them here.