Lisa Larson is a ceramic designer who works both with unique stoneware sculptures and as a designer of manufactured figures and tableware. She was born in 1931 and studied in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she was discovered by Stig Lindberg, who in 1954 invited her to come and work for Gustavsbergs Fabriker near Stockholm. She stayed until 1980. Following a few years of freelance work for, among others, Rosenthal, she set up Keramikstudion Gustavsberg, together with her assistant Franco Nicolosi, who still produces a range of Lisa Larson stoneware. She is best known for her humorous depiction of both people and animals and is enormously popular in Japan.