Ceramicist Sara Söderberg of Terttulla Ceramics recently moved back to Sweden after four years of living in California to start a 3 year program at Konstfack University, where she studies at the glass and ceramics department. An anagram of her Finnish and Swedish grandmothers’ names- Terttu and Ulla, Terttulla designs are influenced by Scandinavian, American mid century, and Japanese design concepts. As a designer Söderberg is of the belief that functionality and design are of equal importance, and durability and sustainability are emphasised in every object made for her collection.
That each piece should last a life time, and then be picked up in a thrift store and last another life time, is clearly Sara’s answer to a throw-away culture that pays little attention and regard to quality and integrity, and more attention to quantity and consumerism. As a one woman crusade against consumerism we can’t help but to admire her passion for design integrity and longevity.
PHOTOGRAPHY Elin Stromberg | STYLING Amanda Rodriguez