QIPERUKKAT

In Greenland, there are maps carved out of wood explaining to newcomers the contours of the fjords, and carved bones representing Tupilaks, the evil spirits, to non-believers.

Together with Lena, we developed our own carved vocabulary, inspired by Greenlandic language (Kalaallisut) made of assemblies of images.

Following ideas of objects I had in mind, I carved three antlers, three sentences describing the function and global shape of tableware. Then from her reading and interpretation of the bones, Lena threw a collection of ceramics and carved them relating our dialogue.

materials: reindeer antlers, thrown porcelain
dimensions: Teapots ø 10 x 8,5 cm / Teacups ø 12 x 6,5 cm, 12 x 18 x 17,5 cm / Bowls ø 15 x 7 cm, ø 25 x 3 cm
— 2017 Edition

 

AMANDINE DAVID
Designer,
FRANCE

LENA AUGUSTA OLSEN
Ceramicist,
GREENLAND

With the guidance of KIM KLEIST ERIKSEN
Artist, sculptor, musician,
GREENLAND

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