Emil Österholm

A working method close to the material, centred around the joy of creation, sees Emil attempting to understand the clay and its means of expression. Emil draws inspiration for his inventive sculptures and powerful practical pottery in wood-fired stoneware from the contemporary world and the past but especially from the craft of pottery and his own imagination. Emil’s dynamic pieces are characterised by a desire to constantly develop and improve his skill, pairing ambition with a direct and playful approach.

Emil Österholm
Antjärn 110
871 91 Härnösand
Tel. +46 (0)73-850 25 20

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2013–2015 Master’s degree, Academy for Design and Crafts (HDK), Gothenburg
2014 Master’s degree (exchange semester) Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway
2010–2013 Bachelor’s degree, Academy for Design and Crafts (HDK), Gothenburg
2008–2010 Östra Grevie Folk High School, ceramics and glass
2001–2003 Arts programme, image and design, Sundsvall upper secondary school



2019 SASAMA International Ceramic Art Festival, Shizuoka, Japan
2019 Matfors library, Matfors art association
2019 Konsthantverkarna craft group, Karlstad
2018 Ånge Konsthall, Ånge
2018 Sintra, Gothenburg
2017 Kaolin, Stockholm
2017 Drejeriet, Ösersund
2017 Made in Medelpad, Sundsvall
2015 Härnösands Konsthall, Härnösand
2013 Galleri Granen, Sundsvall



2019 Mitt Salong (My Salon), Lat 63, Östersund
2019 Y-Salong (Y Salon), Västernorrland Museum, Härnösand
2018 I Tingens Följe (United by things), 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Kaolin, Stockholm
2017 Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London, England
2017 Christmas market, Sjögatan Sju, Sundsvall art association, Sundsvall
2016 Tolv män (Twelve men), Sjögatan Sju, Sundsvall art association, Sundsvall
2016 Galleri Hamnmagasinet, Mellanfjärden
2015 Scandinavian Sculptural Ceramics, Vendsyssel Museum of Art, Denmark
2015 Academy for Design and Crafts (HDK) final exhibition, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg
2014 Soyle Galleriet, Oslo, National Academy of the Arts, Norway
2014 Autumn Salon, Edsvikens Konsthall, Stockholm
2013 Autumn Salon, Malmö
2012 Lerverk, Gothenburg
2011 Window exhibition, Sintra, Gothenburg
2011 Red Cow Society, Gothenburg
2010 Leaving exhibition, Falsterbo Konsthall



2021 Kaolin, Stockholm


2019 Sparbank Foundation Norrland
2018 Swedish Art Grants Committee working grant
2017 Sundsvall municipality
2015 Eric Ericsson Foundation



Handelsbanken art association
National Property Board of Sweden
Government Offices of Sweden art association
Region Västernorrland
Region Västra Götaland
Folkets hus and parks
Östersund municipality
Kulturens hus – Luleå municipality
Sundsvall Museum – Sundsvall municipality
Härnösands konsthall – Härnösand municipality
Nexiko Media
Restaurang Knut and Knut Bar, Stockholm
Restaurang PingPong, Sundsvall
Restaurang Bloco, Sundsvall
Art Local, Sundsvall


Ceramics group Kaolin