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Iceland is so ceramic

Steinunn, who lives and works on her art at Hulduhólar in Mosfellsbær, has had a long and prosperous career as ceramicist in Iceland. She is renowned for her elegant yet various contributions to Icelandic ceramic arts.

2016-01-09T13:00:00 to 2016-02-28T18:00:00
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ICELAND IS SO CERAMIC

– a retrospective of Steinunn Marteinsdóttir's works

 

Steinunn, who lives and works on her art at Hulduhólar in Mosfellsbær, has had a long and prosperous career as ceramicist in Iceland. She is renowned for her elegant yet various contributions to Icelandic ceramic arts. In her first solo-exhibition in 1975 she introduced Icelandic landscape motifs to the ceramic field, with enormous sculptured vases and ceramic wall plaques. Quite unpredictable in her style, her vast body of work bears witness to her indefatigable exploration of techniques and limits, in both material as well as formal language and decoration.

 

Opens Jan 9, runs until Feb 28 2016

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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?

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Paradigm

Paradigm is a travelling exhibition featuring contemporary craft artists from Norway. Paradigm is an exhibition curated by the independent curator and artist Lars Sture and consists of works by 18 Norwegian artists working in glass, ceramics and metals. The exhibition includes works by some of the most outstanding Norwegian artists in these fields, and the works have been carefully selected in a close dialog between the curator and the artists.

2013-12-08T00:00:00 to 2014-03-09T00:00:00
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A Glimpse of GLIT

On Museum Night the Museum of Design and Applied Art opens an exhibition featuring chosen items from the Glit Pottery from between the years 1958 and 1973. The exhibition places emphasis on the fact that despite its complicated history over many years of operation, Glit was adamantly devoted to utilizing Icelandic clay and ground minerals in production during its first decade of operation—especially hardened lava.

2013-02-08T00:00:00 to 2013-05-26T00:00:00
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