Pretty Things: Tortus Copenhagen
Artist Eric Landon has been making pottery by hand since he was 16 years old. A graduate of the Danish School of Design, Landon co-founded Tortus Copenhagen ceramics studio in 2012. The pastel-hued vases and bowls are known and beloved all over the world. Based on the photo above, courtesy of Tortus Copenhagen, it's easy to see why.
Landon shares his process of wheel-thrown pottery with an Instagram following of more than 600,000 viewers who tune in to see a master at work. He's just as devoted to the history of his craft as he is committed to the future of the art form. Because of this, each Tortus piece is designed and handmade in Copenhagen, without exception.
Despite international fame, Landon works at his own speed. In fact the studio was named with this intention in mind. "Tortus is about the love of making and passion for materials," its website states. "So like the noble creature from which we derive our name, we move at our own humble pace."
You can shop the studio's collections online, but I think Tortus is just another reason to visit the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Until then, there's always Instagram. See some examples Landon doing his thing below: