The exhibition shows ceramic objects of the artist group Tricycle; Malene Pedersen (DK), Astrid Heimer (NO) and Leena Juvonen (FI). The Hand has been a starting-point for our explorations of forms and concepts to the conference. The hand is part of our body, and from using our hands, we relate to the environment. The poem Human Hands, by Harry Martinson has been an inspiration in developing our common concept for the exhibition, Movements of Making. In the poem, the hand is seen upon as a bridge between nerves and soul, which connect the making to both action and emotion.
As ceramists, we all have experienced the movement of kneading clay, a basic rhythm that mentally connects us to the making. Kneading dough is the same movement and it feels similar as wedging clay. Clay and dough are materials we have been working with our hands for thousands of years. To compare clay-making with baking have rooted our concept in daily life.
For the exhibition, the baking is conceptualized and explored in different ways to create movements of making into objects which connect us to something very basic as human. The three approaches are:
Presence of hands in tools for making
Traces of hands in forms, presenting the making
Concepts of hands through making and sharing