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© Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson
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Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson Ceramicist
Contact
Icelandic, Danish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+354 8623088
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Layers of glaze

  • • Bjarni uses volcanic ashes in his creations
  • • After training in Denmark, he returned to Iceland
  • • Rough glaze textures reflect his local landscape

Using a combination of moulds, innovative glaze recipes and hand painting techniques Bjarni Sigurðsson creates earthy pieces of ceramic. He fires his pieces multiple times building up the colour and texture. Since 2010 he has incorporated ash from the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, literally adding a piece of Iceland to his work. His experiments have resulted in an ever-increasing repertoire of glazes which make him stand out from the crowd. But this man who has such a natural affiliation with clay only started his journey in 1996, when he quit his job and went to study at Aarhus School of Art. Now he has made ceramics his life and from his studio in Reykjavik he sells work across the world.

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Works

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Photo: © Kristbjörg Phottgraphy
Bowl

This handbuilt ceramic bowl was shaped from red clay and finished with contrasting black and white hued glazes. The bowl was glazed four times and fired three times. Bjarni draws his inspiration for the design of his creations from Iceland’s rich and contrasting landscapes.

Height 24 cm
Width 26 cm

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson Ceramicist
Photo: © ABC Carpet and Home
Bowl

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson draws his inspiration for the design of his creations from Iceland’s rich, diverse and contrasting landscapes. This handbuilt clay bowl was finished with three coats of glaze and fired two times.

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson Ceramicist
Photo: © Kristbjörg Phottgraphy
Circle Vase

This vase, handbuilt from red clay, was hand shaped and finished with five coats of glaze and fired four times. Ash from Eyjafjallajökull volcano were also used in the glazing of the vase.

Height 22.5 cm
Length 24.5 cm
Width 10 cm

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson Ceramicist
Photo: © Haraldur Kolka Leifsson
Open Vase

This vase, handbuilt from red German clay, was hand shaped and finished with two coats of yellow hued glaze and fired two times. Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson draws his inspiration for the design of his creations from Iceland’s rich, diverse and contrasting landscapes.

Height 21.5 cm
Width 15.5 cm

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson Ceramicist
Photo: © Haraldur Kolka Leifsson
Vase

This blue hued vase, handbuilt from red German clay, was hand shaped and finished with two coats of glaze and fired two times. Bjarni draws his inspiration for the design of his creations as well as his continual experimentation with glazes from Iceland’s rich, diverse and contrasting landscapes.

Height 22 cm
Width 13 cm

Bjarni Viðar Sigurðsson Ceramicist

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