Konstfack‘s ceramics & glass students exhibition is on view during Stockholm Craft Week
October 1-4, 2020
A group exhibition by Konstfack’s graduating class on the Ceramic and Glass bachelor’s program. Through selected works they give an insight into how they work with different themes through the materials of clay and glass.
Artists: Christian Håkansson, Ella Lundblad, Hanna Hjalmarsson, Helena Malm, Isabel Tegström, Johanna Bylén, Malin Pierre, Mio Elias Halvarsson, Tilde Hansen, Olle Wärme.
Konstfack (University of Arts, Crafts and Design) is a university college for higher education in the area of art, crafts and design in Stockholm, Sweden.
Tilde Hansen: Mental images
A feeling of loosing a place.
A place you know very well, but at the same time, not at all.
A place where someone else is now walking around collecting new memories.
I try to remember. I collect every stone, every corner, every shape.
The memory takes shape. The shape takes color.
The place stays with me.
Hanna Hjalmarsson: Gravel
Me and my younger brother both work with stone but in different forms – while I work with clay and glaze in my art education, he works for a company occupied with the crushing of gravel.
Through this common material and through visiting each others workplaces, I have explored my feelings of distance to my family that keeps growing as I do higher educations and move away from the context that I grew up in. I have glazed gravel and recreated gravel and other elements from my brother’s workplace.
As a contrast to the dusty settings these elements normally belong to, I have used porcelain which historically has been associated with luxury and refinement.
Johanna Bylén: What we carry
Grief or trauma that is not dealt with creates a neurological collapse. It can change our DNA of generations to come and keep us in solidarity with the trauma of origin.