MAKING THE OBJECTS I make ceramic objects by hand, aiming to have the plasticity of the clay seen in the finished result. The making is intuitive and quite explosive.I want to have an easiness and a closeness between thought and action – which is especially important as the pieces grow in size. Most of the pieces are wood fired. It gives various surfaces depending on the clay, kiln atmosphere and the amount of wood ashes melting on the piece. The process is requiring a lot of hard work but ultimately satisfying with all the surprises that come out.
INSTALLATION When building an installation I look at the objects as if I never have seen them before. The failures of broken pieces and horrible colors can create something I could not have come up with from a thought. Some things will only happen in the physical laboration. It is a joyful searching where I need to be very attentive to possibilities. To me it is essential that the objects are together, relating or even intruding on each other. I want them to create a situation. The act of composing objects is important to my work, the moving around, the building up. I integrate movement in the installation to keep the feeling that something is actually going on. The movements are small, vague or even annoying.