Carl Halier 1873-1948
Born in Germany, Carl Halier arrived in Denmark at the age of 25, and soon after started practicing ceramics at his own studio in Roskilde until 1913. After this, Halier was employed at Royal Copenhagen as a thrower, working closely with Patrick Nordstrom as he pioneered the use of stoneware at the factory. Initially working to Nordstrom’s designs, Halier began throwing his own designs as well after Nordstrom left the factory in 1916, and proceeded to do so until the mid 1920s.
In 1926, Halier left Royal Copenhagen and started his own studio in Copenhagen with Arne Bang, producing high quality unique stoneware vessels on his own and in collaboration with Bang, and other visiting artists such as Axel Salto, Bode Willumsen and Hans Hansen. In 1930, he returned to Royal Copenhagen and continued there until his death in 1948.