Exhibition Inside Out - October-November 2018
Hanna Järlehed Hyving - Frank Steyaert
Hanna is Master of Applied Arts and Crafts in Ceramics and studied at the University of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. She has since 1998 been active as a ceramist in the Majorna area in Gothenburg. Most of her exhibitions take place in Sweden, but she was represented several times at Collect in the Saatchi Gallery in London, the most exciting collector’s fair organized by the Crafts Council UK. Her work was earlier on display in the famous Röshhka Museum in Ghotenburg, in Cairo, Korea, Nyon , etc. Hanna received an honorable mention at the 11th International Ceramic Competition, Mino, Japan Exhibition and got a Special Prize during the World Ceramic Exposition2001 in Korea. One can see her work this year in the “International Ceramics Festival Mino”, a traveling exhibition, situated at the Sogo Museum of Arts, Yokohama. Also this year she was invited for the "Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future" exhibition in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice organized by the Michelangelo Foundation.
Hanna’s inspiration comes from the element water, as a recurring theme, which she transforms in various forms. Looking at her work is as looking at a small but beautiful pool. See it as a haiku, a short poem in porcelain. Porcelain is her basic material, mixed with stoneware and used as a white canvas on which she paints with thick transparent glazes, mostly in blue and green. A frozen puddle.
In other works, forests and moss-covered trees give her inspiration. Reference to Japanese porcelain work is not far away. Think about the Moss Temple in Kyoto.