Translating as ‘ignite’ in Old Norwegian, Kveik is a limited-edition series of three candleholder designs, combining five types of clay and five common Norwegian woods. Each is created through the process of turning – one of the oldest methods of transforming materials into different shapes. The pieces demonstrate a cyclic pattern, both in their forms and in the relationship between their material constituents: wood, fire and fired clay.
Barmen & Brekke is a collaboration between Per Tore Barmen and Siri Brekke, founded on a mutual interest in traditional techniques, crafts and materials, and a shared heritage of arts and craft in their family backgrounds. Barmen is a professional woodcarver and digital modeller; Brekke is a ceramicist with an educational background in folk art and product design who has been running her own studio and exhibiting for more than 10 years. Together, they explore the possibilities of using wood and ceramic materials to create new combinations and interactions, and to explore the transformations of nature.