Pablo Picasso, Chouette, Vallauris, 1968
Birds were a favorite theme of many Mid-Century decorative artists, especially potters,
and I agree with them that modernist aesthetics and bird forms are a marriage made in heaven.
Here's an assortment of my own favorites from various pottery studios
and ceramic factories around Europe.
Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg
Two Ceramic Vases and a cup by Roger Capron, Vallauris, 1950-1960
Dish with bird motif and bottle from the Baca range by Nils Thorsson,
Lucite dove by Abraham Palatnik, 1960s, via The Wallpaper Files
Plates by Cuno Fisher, 1961, and Marianne Johnson, 1969, via Art of Vintage
Oiva Toikka, Iittala glass bird