RCA SHOW 2012

Sissel Wathne

Ceramics & Glass


Cup (from the Hygge Nordic Tools for Everyday Living series)

Swedish stoneware

Supported by: Klint-Fonden, Nordea Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Familien Hede Nielsens Fond, Direktør Einar Hansen og hustru fru Vera Hansens Fond, Otto Bruuns Fond, Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond, Charlotte Fraser Prize


Hygge – Nordic tools for everyday living

The concept of my project is creating a box of basic tools for everyday living, based on three keywords: simplicity, material and light. This is combined with a deep interest in Nordic traditions, our daily rhythms, repetitions and habits.

The designs explore daily intimate contact and the relationships which grow between ourselves and our tableware.

These tools are made to embrace the hand, with a visual and tactile expression of softness and warmth, an invitation to use and hygge (a Danish word that includes: comfortable, cosy, homely and friendly).



+45 26296669

sissel.wathne@network.rca.ac.uk

www.sisselwathne.co.uk


Supported by: Klint-Fonden, Nordea Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Knud H jgaards Fond, Familien Hede Nielsens Fond, Direkt r Einar Hansen og hustru fru Vera Hansens Fond, Otto Bruuns Fond, Direkt r Ib Henriksens Fond, Charlotte Fraser Prize


CV

Degrees

BA, Ceramics, Danish Design School, Bornholm, Denmark, 2006

Experience

Ceramics teacher, Forest Hill School, London, 2011; Lecturer, European ceramic context, Bornholm Art Museum, Rø, Denmark, 2007; Assistant, Bodil Manz, Hørve, Denmark, 2005–7; Residency, International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark, 2006

Exhibitions

Way Out in the Forest, Designer Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011; Sculpture Biennale 2010, Kings Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010; Talente, Handwerkskammer Munich, Munich, Germany, 2008; Project Network, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark, 2007

Awards

Winner, Ceramics, Charlotte Fraser Prize, 2011