Well it wasn't hard to find the maker of this lovely piece of vintage Danish Studio Pottery - as it is clearly marked to the bottom...although because of the clay texture it wasn't until the image was enlarged I could read that it was stamped TUE which I thought at first was an acronym, but is actually a first name.
Tue Poulsen (b 1939) has a comprehensive website which is so refreshing (and rare it seems!) to find. The website is jam packed full of wonderful images and information about his work. It is well worth spending some time to read it all. His sculptural work is astonishing, but equally accomplished are his ceramic vessels - often produced in series. In addition to his own studio pottery, Poulsen has also designed porcelain for Torben Orskov (1963), lamps for Domus Danica (1970), furniture for Westnova (1973) and ceramics for Knabstrup (1973).
Check out his website, and if you are lucky enough to be in Denmark, I would have a visit to Tue's studio high on my list of "must do's"
The piece of Tue's work I found is obviously quite an early piece, and I picked it up in a second-hand store last week as I could see that it was made by a highly skilled potter with great design sense. The precise form and the sculptural handles really grabbed me too.
The two images below are from Tue Poulsen's website. The first is an image of a series from some time ago that he produced, and the second a lovely shot of his gallery.
You can also find some lovely work by Tue Poulsen in online stores like starkeld, ebay, etsy etc.