The series Tuthanka is made of white and coloured porcelain. The products have a sanded matt exterior and a transparent glazed inside. Some of the cups also have a partially glazed outer surface. The lids of the pots are preliminary sketchings, represented by some rubber corks, spools from the hardware store (yellow) and a finding from the street (the brown).
Margit Seland studied textile and ceramics in Norway and the Netherlands. She completed her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she started her studio in 2000. Seland works in the borderline of art/design and craftsmanship. Her production ranges from tableware in porcelain, glass and textile to sculptural work for exhibitions. She has also worked on assignment for industry in Norway and the Netherlands (Royal Delft). She is inspired by nature, but also ancient household goods, that with a twist comes out in a contemporary version. She plays with the contrasts, both between smooth and rough, and shiny and matt. Her porcelain series communicates aesthetics of simplicity and functionality