Ingibjorg Gudmundsdottir
Born in Iceland 1980

Based in Oslo

Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir graduated from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2012, with a BFA in Ceramic Art; currently she studies MFA in Material Based Art in Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Ingibjörg’s recent works are strongly influenced by Icelandic nature and especially the geological phenomena of stones.

The main topic in my recent works are my artist expressions of the influence I have from nature and geology, mostly stones, rocks, cliffs and minerals. With my work I have a desire to awake feelings and questions of care, protection and curiosity for nature in the viewer’s minds. It is important for me that the visual part is interesting, both the objects, the placing and context so the work can speak directly to the viewer.
Mainly I use clay and minerals to sculpt fired ceramic objects, the main content in clay are minerals from weathered down rocks.
I think of ceramics like stones, in the beginning a blistering earthly material from the core of the earth. The weathering of stones and other natural elements are my inspiration for the shaping of my objects. The sea, the water, the frost and fire. The powers of the natural forces fascinate me, the heat from the core of the earth, the power of a volcanic eruption, the miracle of the creation.

Copyright © 2012 Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir