Eyvind Solli Andreassen’s ceramic objects are oriented around various sculptural forms, volumes and sizes. His work is made by utilizing traditional techniques and has evolved with a focus on traditional ceramic vessels, but more towards an abstraction of the original form. The objects shows an interest for how much different processing of a material such as clay can change the visual perception of an object – from one form to another.
Andreassen works in a process that takes time and in it, both the hand and the mind are present. Thin hand rolled coils of clay are placed on top of each other, forming varied, organic forms. Each thought becomes visible through the countless coils of clay and fingerprints and time is shaped into a physical object. The repetitive texture on the surface of the objects are mended together using only one finger pulling down in precise and detailed rows.
The objects are open and honest and shows technique, method, cracks and coincidences that may occurred during the process. It shows a visible communication of Andreassen’s interaction with the clay body.
Shapes and hollow spaces within the objects provide associations to caves and holes created over time by an unknown force or different climate influences. The rhythmic lines caused by the coiling technique flows throughout the objects and opens them up for questions like whether they are made by machine or hand.
Various movements are created, captured and frozen solid in the firing process