Hanna Salomonsson

Hanna Salomonsson

My ceramic pieces straddle the boundary between sculpture and function, and they are inspired by Scandinavian nature and London life. I grew up close to the mythical, untamed forests of Småland, and my ceramic practice explores the enchanted natural environment of southern Sweden through the lens of clay. My work also probes the way in which our natal landscapes are imbued with emotions and fleeting memories, and echoes of the gnarly branches, moss covered boulders and bottomless bogs of the Swedish woodlands can be distinguished in my pieces. Often these traces are paired with glimmers of urban wilderness found in decaying London surfaces, structures and spaces.

My work also probes the way in which our natal landscapes are imbued with emotions and fleeting memories, and echoes of the gnarly branches, moss covered boulders and bottomless bogs of the Swedish woodlands can be distinguished in my pieces. Often these traces are paired with glimmers of urban wilderness found in decaying London surfaces, structures and spaces.