Michelangelo Foundation Homo Faber Event Guide
   Newsletter
Explore Discover Visit Experience About
© Clive Tompsett
© Clive Tompsett
© Clive Tompsett
© Clive Tompsett

Hanna Järlehed Hyving

  • Ateljéföreningen Chokladfabriken
  • Ceramicist
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Master Artisan
Hanna Järlehed Hyving Ceramicist
Contact
Swedish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+46 736525870
© Clive Tompsett

Exploring endless possibilities

  • • Hanna's studio is in an old chocolate factory
  • • Water, forests and trees are recurring themes in her work
  • • Her works capture the pale light and cold colours of Sweden

Hanna Järlehed Hyving trained in ceramics at the University of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, and is still based in the city. Her work revolves around her interest in ceramics’ many forms of expression. She mixes stoneware and porcelain clay, which she then forms freely. She usually works with transparent glazes in thick layers, which she fires in a combined electric and gas kiln. “I love it that clay has endless possibilities, but that it also gives a lot of resistance and challenges. The smallest change I make in the choice of materials or in the way I work leads to new unforeseen consequences.”

Read the full interview

Works

  • © Clive Tompsett
  • © Clive Tompsett
  • © Clive Tompsett
  • © Clive Tompsett
  • © Clive Tompsett
Photo: © Clive Tompsett
Ice Field

Hanna has used thick and fluid transparent glazes to create a sense of depth in this opaque white circular plate. To accentuate this depth and the degree of relief, she made rings of clay which she piled on top of each other and then fused during firing, using a significant quantity of glaze.

Diameter 70 cm

Hanna Järlehed Hyving Ceramicist
Photo: © Clive Tompsett
Crystallised

For some time, Hanna has been using thick and fluid transparent glazes to achieve a sense of depth. To accentuate this depth, she makes clay rings that she piles on top of each other and then fuses during firing, using a significant quantity of glaze.

Diameter 55 cm

Hanna Järlehed Hyving Ceramicist
Photo: © Clive Tompsett
Archipelago

The idea for this green-glazed closed urn came about when Hanna created a series of works for an exhibition inspired by Swedish artist John Bauer (1882–1918). The urns were freestanding to represent forest ponds or to look like they had been cut from watercourses.

Diameter 38 cm
Height 25 cm

Hanna Järlehed Hyving Ceramicist
Photo: © Clive Tompsett
Dark Deep

The idea for this closed urn came about when Hanna created a series of works for an exhibition inspired by the Swedish artist John Bauer (1882–1918). The mirrored glaze of this urn reflects the green glaze of the plate standing behind it.

Diameter 37 cm
Height 22 cm

Hanna Järlehed Hyving Ceramicist
Photo: © Clive Tompsett
Arctic as a Circle

Hanna has used thick and fluid transparent green glazes to create a sense of depth in this circular plate. To accentuate this depth and the degree of relief, she made rings of clay that she piled on top of each other and then fused during firing, using a significant quantity of glaze. The idea of placing the urn in front of the plate came about when Hanna created a series of works for an exhibition inspired by the Swedish artist John Bauer (1882–1918).

Diameter 37 cm
Height 22 cm

Hanna Järlehed Hyving Ceramicist

You may also like

Download the app

Find all the Homo Faber Guide content at hand, save, like and much more!