Blue

In a series of vessels, blue colors deriving from Cobalt oxide unfolds in material expressions that contain both darkness and destruction. Cobalt oxide is a metal which is mined from the earths’ crust and used as a coloring agent in ceramic glazes. It is ”the king of colours” in ceramics, known from porcelain production all over the world.  Depending on the chemical composition of the glaze it can produce a range of blue shades. In the kiln, the glaze minerals undergo a gradual change, and at top temperature the transmutation peaks: the glaze becomes a boiling, liquid mass where minerals melt, and atoms switch places, bonding together to form new molecules. Destruction and creation at once.

 

 

Blue #1 (2020)
x x x x x cm. Clay and glazes.

 

Blue #4 (2020)
30 x 14 x 14 cm. Clay and glazes.

 

Blue #2 (2020)
33 x 11 x 11 cm. Clay and glazes.

 

 

Blue #3 (2020)
44 x 25 x 25 cm. Clay and glazes.

 

 

Blue #6 (2020)
34 x 14 x 14 cm. Clay and glazes.

 

 

Blue #9 (2020)
38 x 15 x 15 cm. Clay and glazes.

 

Blue #10 (2020)
40 x 26 x 26 cm. Clay and glazes.

 

Blue #5 (2020)
24 x 13 x 13 cm.