Kogga (1952)

vase, 1991

 

Kogga‘s vase is robust in form and decoration, you could say it is something from a trolls cave!

In Icelandic folklore the trolls are strongly connected to the mountains and the rocks. They turn into stone when the sun shines on them much like the soft clay turns into a hard material from the heat in the oven.

Grýla and her family are trolls that come to town around Christmas, perhaps they venture so close to humans this time of year because the sun shines so little?