Pottery decorated with images from nature has been common since early times. In Biosenario the decoration grows from the surface of the porcelain bowl, and unlike much of the floral décor we know, the focal point here is the wild, untamed nature. From uncultivated nature we get superstitions, myths and scare stories. Nature is beautiful and refreshing but also grim and threatening. The bowls disappear behind the growth, taken over by wilderness.

The project is a collaboration between two Norwegian artists, Tone Boska and Kjersti Sletteland. Each pot is decorated by both of them, frantically and constantly over many hours. The process is a battle or dance between two individuals, creating chaos and friction but also balance. 


EXHIBITIONS

2017 The Royal Scottish Academy RSA Open Exhibition 2017

2017 Paisley Art Institute 129th Annual Exhibition, Paisley

2016 Winter Exhibition, Tatha Gallery, Newport-on- Tay

2016 Scottish Art Club, Edinburgh

2016 The Royal Scottish Academy RSA Open Exhibition 2016

2016 RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy 2016

2015 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

2015 Videonale & Kunstselskap (video art festival), Alvøen, Norway

2015 Basement gallery, Voss Norway

2014 Celebrating Ceramics St. Margarets House, Edinburgh

2014 Galleri Mjøsvågen, Osterøy Norway

2013 Winter Art Fair, Bergen Norway

2014 Dei på Gjerdet, Fjell Norway

2012 Alvøen Ceramics Studio, Norway

AWARDS

2017 Paisley Art Institute's 2M Award

2016 RSA Open's An Talla Solais Residency Prize