An interim year of military service gave him some breathing-space before making a final decision. In 1959 he finally decided to continue at Konstfack. Bertil delighted in throwing off pots, and the larger the better - finding important expression in the texture of the clay itself.Apart from loving his work he also fell in love with Ulrica Hydman, a student of ceramics, a grade or two below him, whom he eventually married. Soon after leaving Konstfack, Vallien heard of a small ceramics company in Los Angeles who were looking for a young Swedish designer to help in the enterprise. He set sail forthwith and joined the HAL Fromholt Ceramics company, which was a small factory, owned by an artist who designed the largely craft-based products. Bertil proceeded to design new models, swiftly becoming an invaluable asset to production. He had his own studio and was able to devote a few days of each week to the factory work and the rest to his own personal work. Vallien very soon made acquaintance with other artist; and the two Californian universities, where he attended various lectures and debates, were important meeting points, not least for art critics and gallery-owners.
He continued to be successful, won a prize in the annual'Young Americans'competition, and was also nominated one of the best young artist-craftsmen of the year (in US); his entry'Family on Whale'was given first place in the stoneware section. His work at that time was a continuation of the expressive, somewhat stylised idiom of former student pieces, although there was a more vigorous articulation of the material, and more monumental form is noticeable. He was, as yet, incognisant of the growing movement in studio-glass and for the moment, there was no thought of glass-designing in his head; his energies were entirely focused on a pursuit of ceramic art. Eventually, he received a suggestion from C.Åfors back home: that he would come and design at the Åfors glass-factory. This was one of his main reasons for returning to Sweden. POUR TOUTE INFORMATION COMPLÉMENTAIRE MERCI DE NOUS CONTACTER. 06 62 83 27 42. Veuillez lire les Conditions de Vente avant tout achat. L'item "ANCIENNE COUPE EN VERRE KOSTA BODA signée BERTIL VALLIEN SUEDE" est en vente depuis le vendredi 23 octobre 2015. Il est dans la catégorie "Céramiques, verres\Céramiques étrangères\Européennes\Italie". Le vendeur est "egoimago" et est localisé à/en PARIS. Cet article peut être livré partout dans le monde.