Smash Hit! Installationview from the exhibition Gustaf Nordenskiöld Smash hit! at Svensk form in Stockholm 2006
Smash (New balance) dish in coloured stoneware 2006
Press (plate) Plates in stoneware 2006
Grab (candlesticks) Candlesticks in coloured stoneware 2006
Grip (knife) Knife in stoneware 2006
Hit (foot pink) Bowl in coloured stoneware 2006
Grip (twinhook) Hook in coloured stoneware 2006
Strike (fist) Bowl in stoneware.From the exhibition Smash hit! at Svensk form in Stockholm 2006
Stamp (lamp) lamp in stoneware 2006
Grab (lamp) Right and left lamps. View from the exhibition Smash hit! at Svensk form in Stockholm 2006
View from the exhibition Smash hit! at Svensk form in Stockholm 2006
Smash hit! Installation view
Kick (foot shelf), Strike (elbow pink) View from the exhibition Smash hit! at Svensk form in Stockholm 2006
Head shaped bowl still from Dvd, collaboration with Viktor Nordenskiöld 2005
Smash hit! at Svensk form in Stockholm 2006.
In the exhibition Smash hit! I examine issues around footprints, power, materiality and functional aesthetics.
In traditional ceramics the hand imprint and even the fingerprint, imparted by the clay, is very high valued. I have often questioned this, as I worked with machinery, tools and natural processes, to allow the method to leave traces and help in the making of my objects.
In Smash hit!, I use my body in the same way that I usually use different tools. Different objects are shaped with the help of gravity and human refinements. Hitting, grasping, twisting, squeezing.
I have sought a clear method there the approach is visible and reporting.
This has resulted in an exhibition of pressed tables, bowls shaped through my head, stepped plates, squashed candlesticks and a kicked shelf.