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With a nod to the classical, eastern and inca culture, but in an unique own way, I build up my sculptures hollow from clay. It is a derivative from a traditional way that today is seldomly used in ceramics.

The molding of a sculpture out of an amorph material like clay, that after the oven can stand the test of time as molten stone, is something that will always fascinate me.
It is a quest for form and tension that starts from the imaginative middle, the center of the sculpture, and works its way outwards, where the laws of gravity are challenged. The pressure from my hands on the clay is answered by the opposing pressure of the clay which creates formations which result in the development of a form.
That is how I try to release my sculptures, which are build up from a small stand, from the surface they are standing. This emphasizes also the expression that I want to capture: the motion and emotion are almost frozen in the moment.
I paint my sculptures with color pigment and glacing, aiming for something I find very important: the melting of the shape and color, which in ceramics is particular natural and beautiful. For me, color has never the purpose of camouflaging the clay but serves specially to enhance the character of the surface and the natural color of clay, which is never the same. I love the contrast of the soft beige or soft red clay and the fierce color pigment in the glacing.
The pursuit of creating the image in my head is very much influenced by the natural forces of clay, fire, water and air and this is a good thing: there is nothing duller to see than ones own work coming out of the over exactly how one has expected.

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