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The “Aniara” glaze has an interesting story, it was named after the epic science fiction poem written by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson from 1953 to 1956. In 1965, Friberg had an important exhibition with 650 pieces at the NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) salon in Stockholm, the most important showroom for mid-century Swedish ceramics. Friberg developed new glazes for this event and Harry Martinsson named a bowl “the Aniara bowl” due to its cosmic vertigo in the glaze. It eventually became the “Aniara” glaze, one of Friberg’s most finest glazes.