Ulrica Hydman-Vallien vase with hand-painted face from the Open Spirit series
|Styles / Movements||Scandinavian Modern|
|Manufacturer / Brand||Kosta Boda by Ulrica Hydman Vallien|
|Dimensions||W. 3.39 in; H. 10.24 in; D. 3.39 in;
W. 8.6 cm; H. 26 cm; D. 8.6 cm;
|Condition||Excellent condition – barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear|
|Description||Swedish art glass vase by glass artist Ulrica Hydman-Vallien for Kosta Boda in the 1980s.
The vase is hand painted with what appears to be a flower face. White, blue, black and yellow colors. The glass is from the Open spirit series with a painted signature as well as an incised signature on the bottom.
Ulrica Hydman Vallien
Ulrica Hydman Vallien was the daughter of Stig Johan Hydman and Margit Billberg-Johansson, and lived in Algutsboda. She made her debut as a glass-artist in 1972. As a protest against the conservative artist world she create the “rat bowl”. Hydman Vallien was one of only 50 artists chosen to work with British Airways to create designs for aircraft tails, napkins, porcelain, tickets and stationery for the fleet. She also took part in the Swedish National Museum exhibition Unga tecknare 1964–1966.
Hydman Vallien’s work can be seen at Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet, Kalmar Konstmuseum and Göteborgs Konstmuseum.
As a tribute, Ulrica Hydman Valliens gata is a street named after her in Åfors, Sweden. She died in Eriksmala on 21 March 2018, three days before her 80th birthday.