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Sissel Wathne

MA work

‘Hygge’– Nordic tools for everyday living


The concept of my project is creating a box of basic tools for everyday living, based on three keywords: simplicity, material and light. This is combined with a deep interest in Nordic traditions, our daily rhythms, repetitions and habits.


The designs explore daily intimate contact and the relationships which grow between ourselves and our tableware.


These tools are made to embrace the hand, with a visual and tactile expression of softness and warmth, an ‘invitation to use’ and ‘hygge’ (a Danish word that includes: comfortable, cosy, homely and friendly).


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2012

  • ‘Hygge’– Nordic tools for everyday living


    The concept of my project is creating a box of basic tools for everyday living, based on three keywords: simplicity, material and light. This is combined with a deep interest in Nordic traditions, our daily rhythms, repetitions and habits.


    The designs explore daily intimate contact and the relationships which grow between ourselves and our tableware.


    These tools are made to embrace the hand, with a visual and tactile expression of softness and warmth, an ‘invitation to use’ and ‘hygge’ (a Danish word that includes: comfortable, cosy, homely and friendly).


  • Degrees

  • BA, Ceramics, Danish Design School, Bornholm, Denmark, 2006
  • Experience

  • Ceramics teacher, Forest Hill School, London, 2011; Lecturer, European ceramic context, Bornholm Art Museum, Rø, Denmark, 2007; Assistant, Bodil Manz, Hørve, Denmark, 2005–7; Residency, International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Project Network, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark, 2007; Way Out in the Forest, Designer Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011; Sculpture Biennale 2010, Kings Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010; Talente, Handwerkskammer Munich, Munich, Germany, 2008
  • Awards

  • Winner, Ceramics, Charlotte Fraser Prize, 2011