In this exhibition, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish ceramicists have embarked upon the Nordic porcelain tradition. The works in the exhibition have been created during the past three years by 13 artists in residences at Nordic porcelain factories and workshops.
The Nordic porcelain factories have flourished throughout the 20th century, but can we really talk about a common Nordic tone or expression? This question has been the starting point for the project, which stems from the New Nordic Porcelain Forum, an informal collaboration between exhibition venues, artists and others who are interested in the cultural heritage of the major Nordic porcelain industries. In recent decades, the trend has been that both design and production have been outsourced from the old, traditional factories.