In 1886 the French painter Paul Gauguin embarked on a series of experiments with ceramics, which resulted in a long sequence of finished works. There were quite possibly as many as a hundred of these, of which few more than sixty are known today. Gauguin continued to refer to his ceramics as ´sculpture´, not as handicraft products. The Glyptotek owns 12 of Gauguin´s ceramic works. One group drew its inspiration from a stay in Brittany in the summer of 1886, another displays the more exotic motifs from the time spent in Martinique from 1887 to 1888.