CERAMIC ARTIST THORA FINNSDOTTIR
Thora Finnsdottir works as a ceramicist, designer and artist and wish to challenge both materiality and the beholders senses and perceptions.
Every single object from Thora Finnsdottirs hand reflects her highly experimental and investigative approach to art, design and ceramics where she draws on the tales and traditions of Scandinavian art and design.
Surrounded by ceramics casts, a lot of clay, and items collected for inspiration, Thora Finnsdottir explores the potentials of clay and ceramic expression for hours in her workshop.
Her work is driven by a passion for breathing new life into universally known forms. The creative process begins long before she gets her hands on the clay in the workshop, with observations of the world around her, its shapes and structures. From a plastic lid or a road traffic sign to a
pebble found on the beach. ‘I am fascinated by the way objects possess a story, mannmade objects as well as objects designed and shaped by the forces of nature,’ when I work with these forms and transform them into new constellations, my goal is to open a row of thoughts, memories and feelings with the viewer. 

 

CV Thora Finnsdottir Søe
14-05-1974

www.finnsdottir.dk

 

Uddannelse og arbejde 

2002-2009 – Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering​
2009 – Stifter af virksomheden Finnsdottir Ceramic Tales, senere Dottir Nordic Design

 

Solo udstillinger

2019 “MeeThings; Compositions”, Galleri Artisteri
2017 “MeeTings”, Galleri Kirsuberjatred, Reykjavik, Island
2015 “Special Projects”, North Modern, København
2014 “Flashbulb memories”, Desingtrade, København
2014 “Flashbulb memories”, Officinet, København
2013 “Finurligheder”  Designer Zoo, København.

 

Gruppe udstillinger

2019 “Kunstnerhusets Sommerudstilling” Gjethus Kunsthal
2017 “World Cup”  Ann Linnemann Galleri
2016 “Fortællinger” Kældergalleriet
2016 “Konstruktioner” Ågalleriet
2015-2018 Installationer, Festival Himmelstorm
2015 The III. International Triennial of Ceramics UNICUM 2015, Slovenien
2014“Formsprog-Tankespind” Ann Linnemann Galleri, København
2014-2016 DesignMarch 2014, Reykjavik, Island
2008 Forårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg kunsthal, København
2008 Sommerudstillingen, Janusbygningen, Tirstrup
2007 Cowparade Copenhagen, koen “ Græsko”
2006 Forårsudstilling, VK udstillingen.

 

Designopgaver

2013 Design for Kahler Design, lysestager“Stella”
2017 Design for Georg Jensen Damask, Juledug mm.“Finnsdottir”

 

Undervisning

2010- Underviser på selvstændige kurser; Finurlig keramik
2017 Underviser på Keramikafdelingen, Myndlistaskolin, Reykjavik