Courting again to the Vikings, ryijy is a distinctly Finnish textile custom that produces thick, high-pile tapestries and rugs. The closely patterned works, which have shifted from purposeful to ornamental, are made by hand-knotting wool and layering the yarn into lush, textured motifs.
Drawing on her background in textile design, Finnish artist Marianne Huotari interprets this system into ceramics, creating densely delicate reliefs that evoke the depth and dimension of fiber. Huotari begins each work with a coloration palette and floor, whether or not within the type of a wall-based piece or a freestanding sculpture. She then rolls and pinches clay into oblongs and small discs imprinted by her fingertips for added texture, every pierced to create a small gap for a little bit of metallic thread. As soon as glazed and fired, the person elements are sewn into undulating topographies layered lush with coloration and rippling shapes. Huotari shares with Colossal:
The method is tremendous gradual however very meditative because of its repetitive nature. All through the method, I try and take management of the fabric by dismantling and reassembling the components, which isn’t quite common when speaking about ceramic artwork. That gives me the liberty to make modifications on the go. The approach offers numerous prospects… Within the close to future, I’ll be specializing in creating the sculptural expression and looking for the bounds of dimensions.
The Helsinki-based artist was lately named a finalist for this yr’s Loewe Basis Craft Prize, which is internet hosting an exhibition at Seoul Museum of Artwork by means of July 31. She additionally has items on view by means of August 19 at HB381 Gallery in New York and thru the top of August at Guldagergaard Worldwide Ceramic Analysis Middle in Denmark, the place she might be a resident this fall. Watch the video beneath and head to Instagram for a glimpse into Huotari’s course of, and browse accessible items in her store. (by way of Journal du Design)
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