Ceramic Artist MFA
I am engaged in a diversity of artistic projects which range from functional wares to sculptures. My work can be found in public places and in private homes. I have participated in national and international juried exhibitions, had several solo exhibitions, and been collected by museums and municipalities.
In 2019, I became a member of the IAC – the International Academy of Ceramics is the leading organisation representing the interests of professionals in the field of ceramics worldwide.
”The practice in clay is often intuitive and at the same time well-planned. My artworks encapsulate experiences, emotions and memories.”
For twenty-five years now she has been making her unique stoves, utilizing time honored and traditional tiled stove making methods. Her stoves are personalities and poetic hybrids of arts & crafts, art nouveau, rustic handicraft and contemporary mass culture.
The creations by Annika Svensson carry the history of the tiled stoves with them. But she pushes her expression one step further: from pure function and into the whirlwind of styles of the 21st century.
”A tiled stove made by Annika Svensson delivers even and pleasant warmth, along with a bit of madness and lust for life.”
The scale is almost hyperreal, and the glacial hues of turquoise and blue equally remind me of wintery ice sculptures. Light and bulky, they run down the façade in a way that involves the building’s entire floor plan. Also lying on the edge of the bars on the stairs to the building’s inner court yard, they mark their inescapable presence, without being controversial — just unexpected and somewhat surreal, given the overall context.”
ANNIKA SVENSSON – Contemporary Sensitivities
by Design critic BOEL ULFSDOTTER