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Ragna Ragnarsdottir

Ragna Ragnarsdottir Plastic worker
Contact
Icelandic, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+354 6916784
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Finding a balance in work and life

  • • Both Ragna and her work cross borders
  • • She uses low-tech accessible techniques
  • • She mixes natural and manmade materials

Industrial designer Ragna Ragnarsdottir has making in her blood. Brought up by a carpenter father, at the age of 12 she built a desk with a top that opened up; somewhere to hide her secrets. Today, she investigates the intersection between design and making by putting process at the forefront of her practice. Using unusual combinations of materials including resin, clay, glass and wood, her work is an innovative and joyful expression of the creative process. Just as she sees no reason to limit herself to one material, neither does she work solely in one country, but divides her time between her native Iceland and the US. This helps to expand her inspirations and gives her an international perspective, both of which are visible in her practice.

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Works

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Pond Bowl

The Pond Bowl was handcrafted in acrylic resin and decorated with different layers of colour. It was finished with a food safe sealant. Each piece in this collection is unique.

Height 5.5 cm
Width 16.5 cm

Ragna Ragnarsdottir Plastic worker
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Pond Bowl

The Pond Bowl was handcrafted in acrylic resin and decorated with different layers of colour. It was finished with a food safe sealant. Each piece in this collection is unique.

Width 16.5 cm
Height 5.5 cm

Ragna Ragnarsdottir Plastic worker
Photo: © Ragna Ragnarsdottir
Coral Vase

This is part of series of objects created by pouring several layers of different coloured acrylic resin into a mould made of latex, forming a sort of landscape. The latex is then stretched onto a wooden element, which is kept for the base. The shape of the object depends on the tension of the latex. Each piece is therefore unique.

Width 18 cm
Height 55 cm

Ragna Ragnarsdottir Plastic worker
Photo: © Ragna Ragnarsdottir
Ground Vase

This vase is part of series of objects created by pouring several layers of different coloured acrylic resin into a mould made of latex, forming a sort of landscape. The latex is then stretched onto a wooden element, which is kept for the base. The shape of the object depends on the tension of the latex. Each piece is therefore unique.

Height 18 cm
Width 33 cm

Ragna Ragnarsdottir Plastic worker
Photo: © Ragna Ragnarsdottir
Figure Container

This is part of series of objects created by pouring several layers of different coloured acrylic resin into a mould made of latex, forming a sort of landscape. The latex is then stretched onto a wooden element, which is kept for the base. The shape of the object depends on the tension of the latex. Each piece is therefore unique.

Depth 40 cm
Width 34 cm
Height 65 cm

Ragna Ragnarsdottir Plastic worker

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