The stoneware company Saxbo was founded in 1929 by the Danish chemist Nathalie Krebs (1895-1978) and the Danish-Finnish artist Gunnar Nylund (1904-1996). The first year the company was called Nylund & Krebs after its founders but in 1930 the name was changed to Saxbo. The ambitions for Saxbo was to break with the production of individual pieces and introduce series-made stoneware of high artistic and technical quality instead. In 1932, ceramist Eva Stæhr-Nielsen was employed and especially her productions have contributed to the success of Saxbo. The combination of Nathalie Krebs' development and work with glazes and Eva Stæhr-Nielsen's understanding of shape has resulted in some of Danish ceramics biggest successes, including the famous Split Pitcher.