Large Scandinavian Modern Green Plate, Arol Ceramic, Halden Norway, 1950s
Incredibly beautiful large Scandinavian modern green plate with pattern from Arol ceramic, Halden Norway, 1950s.
Arol Ceramic Factory 1943-1980 It was two creative guys who joined forces and established what would grow to become the Arol ceramics factory. Arne Georg Olsen registered the company in November 1943 together with Erik Jacobsen in the drafty and rat-infested basement in Peder Colbjørnsen's street in Halden. By then they had already worked together for a year to start a production that could be profitable. The working conditions were miserable, but they had the essentials: clay, a turntable and a pottery kiln. Olsen later described this period as a trial operation with a lot of wastage and faulty productions, but eventually both the customers and the income came. In 1945, there was an announcement for four to five handy boys to help at Arol ceramics industry, so there must have been some arm-twisting in the room, despite the sad descriptions of the facilities there in the hill at the fortress.