Malin Grumstedt 28.10 – 19.11 2017

By on October 26, 2017


From the French word for garden, jardin, we have taken the term jardinjer, a vessel for decorative arrangements of flowers or fruit. The item type has been in Europe since the 1700s, but was manufactured in a larger amount during the 19th century for the sumptuous fabrics and buffets of the time. For her exhibition at Kaolin, Malin Grumstedt, inspired by the garden’s trellises, wicker and baskets, has created a series of modern jardins in glazed stoneware. The vessels are intended to harmonize with greenery and vegetation, but also work on their own as a reminder of the world that inspired them.

Jardinjärerna are rolled and built in different colored stone blocks. Malin Grumstedt has experimented with glaze combinations in a blue-tinted color scale and embedded in the sharp cut edges under a soft cover, which sometimes reminds of snow, ice or oxidized metal. Frost pinched leaf and osiers tells about the still winter rest. The pervasive patterns dissolve the vessel wall and create a fluid transition between the inside and outside. The ability to look through, yet be hidden, fascinates. Perhaps the fence or fence, which surrounds and closes out, is the special features of paradise.

Malin Grumstedt graduated in ceramics and glass at Konstfack 2007 and has since been active as a ceramist with a large number of exhibitions and assignments both in Sweden and abroad. She has been employed as a guest teacher at Capellagården at Öland, held workshops at HDK and Leksand Folkhögskola and is currently responsible for the ceramic education at Vårdinge By Folkhögskola. Her ceramics are represented at a number of county councils around Sweden.

In connection with the exhibition, Annika Tegnér, former lecturer with ceramics and porcelain at the Nordic Museum, will hold an open lecture at Kaolin. The lecture takes place in the exhibition’s object, the jardinjären, and counts around various ceramic objects for garden, flower arrangements and orangeries in the 1700s, from Marieberg’s production to the majolist.

Tuesday, November 7th. at 18.30
Osa by 6 November. to Kaolin:
Free entry and wine at self cost price

Welcome to Vernissage Saturday 28 October, at. 11-16

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm