Carl-Harry Stålhane (1920-1990) is a legendary Swedish art ceramist, well-known for 40-year-long career at the famous Rörstrand pottery factory before establishing his own workshop, Designhuset. Originally training as a painter and sculptor, Stålhane first came to the Rörstrand factory in 1939. One of his first assignments was to paint earthenware under the guidance of the expressionist painter Isaac Grünewald. He was later an assistant to the prolific Gunnar Nylund. Together they formed what came to be an extended period of greatness for Swedish stoneware. Much Like Nylund's work, Stålhane's ceramics are clean and self-assured stoneware items; his forms are delicate yet masculine and emit a presence of their own. In 1948, he had his own line of stoneware in production and was later appointed Rörstrand artistic director after Gunnar Nylund. Stålhane remained at Rörstrand until 1973.