Plates!

A collection of plates

My interest in glazes and working out combinations of patterns and colors is something that I enjoy the most about working with ceramics - often I am inspired by the nature, but also just an interesting color combination. Here are a few pictures of some of the glazes I am making. 

The Steinlav Green is a subtle glaze, with pistachio and turquoise pastel tones.

The Steinlav Green is a subtle glaze, with pistachio and turquoise pastel tones.

The Mare Tranquillitatis I have been struggling to make again, but now I cracked the code and it will be found in my webshop. It was the beginning of the Black Moon glaze.

The Mare Tranquillitatis I have been struggling to make again, but now I cracked the code and it will be found in my webshop. It was the beginning of the Black Moon glaze.

The Black Moon glaze - a matt black/dark brown glaze with spots of a glossy transparent glaze.

The Black Moon glaze - a matt black/dark brown glaze with spots of a glossy transparent glaze.

The Aquarella glaze is a cobalt blue matt glaze with aquarelle pattern.

The Aquarella glaze is a cobalt blue matt glaze with aquarelle pattern.

The Lyserød is a light glossy pink and matt white glaze sprayed towards each other to make an interesting meeting.

The Lyserød is a light glossy pink and matt white glaze sprayed towards each other to make an interesting meeting.

The Pudder (powder) is a light pink glaze with small undertones of burgundy color.

The Pudder (powder) is a light pink glaze with small undertones of burgundy color.

The Steinlav lunch plate - inspired by Steinlav(lichens) that are often found on rocks in the highlands.

The Steinlav lunch plate - inspired by Steinlav(lichens) that are often found on rocks in the highlands.

The Steinlav dinner plate.

The Steinlav dinner plate.

Havskum - the favorite. Everyone seems to enjoy this glaze - and it can have something to do with the hypnotizing pattern. The Havskum is inspired by the foam that creates in the surface when big ships leave the harbour.

Havskum - the favorite. Everyone seems to enjoy this glaze - and it can have something to do with the hypnotizing pattern. The Havskum is inspired by the foam that creates in the surface when big ships leave the harbour.

Dark Havskum.

Dark Havskum.

 

 

 

"Mummi drar på ferie"

A collaboration with Pjoltergeist, Oslo

October 27th were the opening of a project called "Mummi drar på ferie" (Moomin goes on holiday). It was a project initiated by me, after a three month stay in Denmark were I learned to wheel throw by the Würtz ceramics.

Pjoltergeist and Mummi

You can find Pjoltergeist in Rosteds gate 15 b, 0178 Oslo. They keep a low profile and the restaurant space and philosophy is an eclectic and interesting mix of asian street style food with Islandic and scandinavian commodities, gangster rap music and glittery interior decoration. When they opened theire Moomin plates made a big fuzz and everyone had something to say about it. Fine dining food were put on cartoon plates and the bad match were terrible good. When I asked Pjoltergeist if they wanted to be a part of the project they said yes, and Moomin had to go on holiday for a while.

Process

By visiting and talking with the stab of Pjoltergeist I designed several pieces to their servings. One of the reasons why I wanted to do this project with them was also that I knew I would get a big play room when it came to colors and shapes. Some of the plates I made for the project is now the ones I make the most of for orders; like the Sjøskum and Steinlav glaze.




Collaboration with michelin stared restaurant Ylajali

Collaboration with Ylajali

Ylajali restaurant were found on St Olavs plass 2, Oslo. It closed its doors late 2015. Even Ramsvik the head chef and co owner wanted to reach further and do more than what he was capable to do in the space of Ylajali restaurant.

Two years before they closed down I did a collaboration with the restaurant.
They aimed to serve and make a dynamic dinner, composed with the best seasonal food. They introduced the seasons at their best. The name and consept of the restaurant is based on the old history of the building and the book "Sult" by Knut Hamsun. Ylajali, the lover of the main character in the book, lived in the flat over the restaurant.

Process

Porcelain plates was made using both reduction and electrical kilns.
The glazes were developed continuously throughout the process. All plates with their shapes and colors were made to suit the needs of the restaurant and their wish to serve seasonal food.