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Sidsel Hanum

Sidsel Hanum Ceramicist
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Exploring the potential of clay

  • • Sidsel studied ceramics in Oslo
  • • She is inspired by the shifting tides on the Norwegian coastline
  • • She likes to tell stories through her works

Sidsel Hanum is based on the island of Borøy, off the southern coast of Norway. The natural environment greatly influences her ceramic works, which are made using the technique of slip-trailing: she squeezes liquid porcelain out of a dispenser fitted with a narrow spout, obtaining superimposed layers of clay, which solidify into delicate shapes that are reminiscent of nature. “The process I work with explores the potential and limitations of clay. The amazing diversity of shells, corals, sea anemones and starfish is imprinted in my work,” she says. “I feel that the rise and fall of the ocean tides unites the world as a whole.”

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Works

  • © Dannevig Foto AS
  • © Dannevig Foto AS
  • © Dannevig Foto AS
  • © Dannevig Foto AS
  • © Dannevig Foto AS
Photo: © Dannevig Foto AS
All the Oak Leaves

This green porcelain plate was slip cast in a mould by adding layer upon layer of thin porcelain “wires”. Titanium and copper were then applied to colour the object before it was reduction fired, using oil, at 1,130°C. In terms of shape and texture, this delicate sculpture is reminiscent of objects such as withered autumn leaves exposing their structure.

Diameter 40

Sidsel Hanum Ceramicist
Photo: © Dannevig Foto AS
Limestones

In terms of shape and texture, this slip cast porcelain plate is reminiscent of objects found naturally on the seabed or shore. The plate was slip cast in a mould by adding layer upon layer of thin porcelain “wires”. Titanium and copper were then applied to produce a blue and yellow finish.

Diameter 29

Sidsel Hanum Ceramicist
Photo: © Dannevig Foto AS
The Bumblebee Room

This brown porcelain vessel was slip cast in a mould by adding layer upon layer of thin porcelain “wires” to create a honeycomb shape. The sculpture was coloured with a metal-chloride mixture of iron, titanium and copper before being reduction fired, using oil, at 1,130°C.

Length 22 cm
Width 22 cm

Sidsel Hanum Ceramicist
Photo: © Dannevig Foto AS
Night Will Fall, Should Have Known Better

Sidsel came up with the idea for this work after watching a film about the Holocaust. The blue porcelain plate was slip cast in a mould by adding layer upon layer of thin porcelain “wires”. Cobalt was applied to colour the plate, which was then reduction fired, using oil, at 1,130 °C.

Length 29 cm
Width 23 cm

Sidsel Hanum Ceramicist
Photo: © Dannevig Foto AS
The Nineveh Garden

This blue and green porcelain vessel was slip cast in a mould by adding layer upon layer of thin porcelain “wires”. Cobalt was applied to colour the object, which was then reduction fired, using oil, at 1,130°C.

Length 26 cm
Width 21 cm

Sidsel Hanum Ceramicist

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