2019 FRANZ Rising Star Project



Annelie Grimwade Olofsson


Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念

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The Wasteland project investigates the up cycling of industrial byproducts in the development of a collection of objects, which explores the borderline between artistic intention and materialistic innovation, in a context which might inspire people to reflect upon human impact on earth. As the global population increases so does the consumption of goods, and the creation of waste, which ends up in landfills where it runs the risk of polluting fresh groundwater and surrounding ecosystems. By incapsulating toxic byproducts in porcelain, glaze and glass, further contamination is avoided, through the firing process of 1280 ° C, natural matter burns away and unknown metals melts, forming a visual manifestation of its toxic nature. I hope to inspire society to observe the drastic over production of waste in a biogeo-sociological context. By questioning material innovation, my goal is to make a difference in how we perceive consumption and materiality in a human context. The Wasteland sculptures aim to demonstrate the threats and the potentials of waste materials, which modern infrastructure have generated in abundance.

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Porcelain, Waste ashes, metall waste, glaze, glass, wood

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All the objects have various sizes (including wood). The largest one is 150Hx30Wx30L cm, Blue slab, 100Hx48Wx30L and the combined Porcelain and glass sculpture is 60Hx50Ø cm. The wooden structure is an investigation between the relationship of form, where the podium is performing a reference to the making process of the ceramic rather than simply presenting an object.


高鵬 Peng Gao

FDC Director, Secretary-general of the FDC Academic Committee

A very timely and relevant concept around consumption and wate with an interesting aesthetic provocation in the form of oblique sculptural forms.

Anthony Quinn

Subject Leader Ceramics, Course Leader BA Ceramic Design,
Central Saint Martins
倫敦藝術大學 中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院 陶瓷系主任〈譯〉

The experimental spirit and results of materials are excellent.

Kwanho Woo

Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University

This is a very excited body of work which uses toxic and waste products in contemporary works of ceramic art. As individual works, the objects are made with great skill and sincere and deep thought. I feel this work is a strong contender as a Rising Star award winner.

Rhiannon Ewing-James

Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial