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Kristine Thenman

Kristine Thenman Ceramicist
Contact
Swedish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+46 (0)738273873
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Infatuated with pottery

  • • Kristine wants to add playfulness to the local ceramic tradition
  • • A decorative aspect is always present in her work
  • • She finds inspiration in nature, Art Nouveau and flea market finds

Kristine Thenman discovered clay at the age of 14, when she joined her sister on a pottery course. She became ecstatic about the material, its texture and mouldability, and still describes her relationship to it as an infatuation. Today, after a master's in ceramic art from the Academy of Art and Design in Gothenburg, she lives and works in the northern town of Arvika. Decoration is a central part of her work, and besides plates, bowls and candle holders, she makes clever and quirky pieces of ceramic wall decoration, clocks, lamps and edgings. The region around Arvika has a long tradition of ceramic craftsmanship. Kristine seeks inspiration in that tradition, as well as in nature, Art Nouveau and flea market finds, while always trying to inject a sense of playfulness.

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Works

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Tid och otid

These wall clocks of various sizes are modelled in red earthenware clay. The shapes are inspired by old, decorative cuckoo clocks.

Height 2.5 cm
Width 2 cm

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Samband/Connection

These ceramic wall pieces are hand modelled from light pink earthenware clay. The shapes are connected via a green string wrapped around both ends.

Height 60 cm
Width 28 cm

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Förgylla

Förgylla is a ceramic wall piece handcrafted from red earthenware. Kristine Thenman explores the dichotomy between the modest and the noble through the association of wood purchased in a flea market with gold ropes and tassels.

Height 45 cm
Width 50 cm

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Strings of Blue

These ceramic wall pieces are handcrafted from light pink earthenware clay as well as various curtain parts. The hand modelled ceramic shapes are combined with wood and textile elements from a curtain set.

Height 30 cm
Width 45 cm

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Blomma

These hand modelled sculptures are shaped from red earthenware clay, with blue and white tassels and blue wooden sticks. Leaves and budding flower forms are stacked on top of each other, creating small totem-like forms.

Height 45 cm
Width 15 cm

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