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Biennale de la Céramique 2015 – Exposition de Céramique Contemporaine.

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Biennale de la Céramique 2015 – Exposition de Céramique Contemporaine.
May 24-June 7, 2015

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For the Biennale de la Céramique 2015 – Exposition de céramique contemporaine thématique Frontier, I will exhibit three wall panels titled Folded Porcelain, Triptych.
Folded Porcelain is the title of a series of wall panels made in very thin porcelain consisting of two different forms that folds and mounts inside each other.

In Folded Porcelain, Triptych, different nuances of blue are combined with just a few elements of black. The different tones and the darker areas foster distinct boundaries and frontiers, but at the same time the work stands as a cohesive piece where linear elements are fused.

The Biennial of Ceramics is an artistic and cultural event that takes place in Andenne, Belgium since 1988 and has acquired over editions a national and international recognition.
The event aspires to revive the industrial ceramic history of the city and to build a relationship with contemporary ceramists.

Exhibitions of contemporary ceramics make possible the showing of collections of works expressing the diversity of contemporary ceramics in the world.
They first aim to show major forms of expression and highlight the diversity of expressions, aesthetic renewals, new nuances in research and experiments of the ceramic material.

The exhibition will be presented in the Cultural Center of Andenne.

My participation is supported by:
Norwegian Crafts and
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Silver Prize

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My artwork, Folded Porcelain, just won silver prize at the 2014 Nantong International Contemporary Craft Biennale. Yeayh!

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Residency in Shigaraki, Japan 2007

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In 2007 I spent three months working at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park and their Artist in Residence Program. Together with artists from all over the world, we all lived and worked together. Highlights from this period is by far meeting the people in Shigaraki, especially Minori and Takaisan, Italian artist Sandro Lorenzini, my partner in crime Marita Isobel Solberg, the famous Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, and many, many more. The work process was very important to me. I spent a lot of time at the local research centre, where I did a lot of testing, and I came up with a phosphorescent ceramic silkscreen colour that could glow in the dark. A lot happened after this.
Also working in the incredible studio facilities. Never been working a place with a kiln that big!
The amazing park and the Museum located around the studio area was just breath taking everyday, and then there was the Lotus pond… and the hills, the nature, all so green and beautiful. I loved the stillness in this village.
And I got to meet the Emperor and Empress of Japan, quite a unique moment. The picture is from Japan’s leading newspaper Asahi.
And of course I went to Kyoto and Tokyo. In Tokyo I lived like Scarlett in Lost in translation. I remember laying in the bathtub and watching the Tokyo skyline. Hope to go back some day.

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Upcoming Exhibitions 2014/2015

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I have, together with two other artists, been invited to participate in Akershus Kunstnersenters summer exhibition for 2015.  The exhibition will be curated by Rikke G.Kommissar and Tor Arne Samuelsen.
And my participation has just been accepted at two international events: The 2014 Nantong International Contemporary Craft Biennale in China. and the Biennale de la Céramique 2015 – Exposition de céramique contemporaine thématique in Belgium.

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The Second China Foshan International Wood-firing Conference

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In 2007 I was happy to be invited to the The Second China Foshan International Wood-firing Conference in Foshan, China.
 A big group of artists from all over the world came to join.

We all met up and did our work together at the Ancient Nanfeng kiln area, which was open to the audience. We had some amazing meals together all over Foshan, and finally, we exhibited our work after the most spectacular opening ceremony I have ever been a part of.
This was in June and the rainy season in Foshan, and I can remember standing outside the big dragon Kiln in this extremely humid weather, with the rain pouring down, the lightning flashed in the sky, and building my clay sculpture..!

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OpeningImages from the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln area, the Opening Ceremony, works by myself, Julie Travis and Del Harrow.
I met so many wonderful people, here with the amazing Italian artist Nino Caruso.

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China 2005

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I have decided to share some photos from my travels and inspiration over the years. Just to give a brief impression of my work and techniques.
First of all here are some photos from my first trip to China in 2005. The year after I finished my masters at the National College of Art in Oslo.
Together with artists from Sweden and Norway, we worked on a permanent exhibition for the new Scandinavian Ceramic Art Museum in Fuping, Xian. FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM), is China’s first International Contemporary Ceramic Museum, constructed by Futo Industrial Group and Dr. I Chi Hsu.
During this time I also spent a lot of time in Beijing, where I worked on all my sketches.

And I travelled to Jingdezhen, “the Ceramic City”, to find the right ceramic colours for my work and organize the order of the big tiles from one of the Factories. I also made a visit to Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute.
All in all a wonderful and life changing experience in many ways.

Participating artists (during my stay):

Ole Lislerud (N)
Marian Heyerdahl (N)
Renata Francescon (S)
Helene Kortner (N)
Jennifer Forsberg (S)
Gert Germeraad (S)

 

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Sanbao, Jingdezhen

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Glaze pool, Jingdezhen

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FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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The factory, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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The factory, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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The factory, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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Studio, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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Work in progress, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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Work in progress, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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Work in progress, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM)

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Opening Ceremony, Scandinavian Ceramic Art Museum, FLICAM

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Christina Peel, Jiangtai Xiu, Scandinavian Ceramic Art Museum, FLICAM

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Christina Peel, Jiangtai Xiu, Scandinavian Ceramic Art Museum, FLICAM

14.xian
Terracotta Army, Xian

15.Platformchina

Dinner at Platform China, Beijing

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to my site!

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I am very happy to have my new site up and running.  In this blog I will share my thoughts and images from my work in progress.
Stay tuned!

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