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Invitational Exhibition of Grand Prize Winner

Invitational Exhibition of the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019

Torbjørn Kvasbø, Norway

Period : September 27 ~ November 24, 2019   I   Venue : Special Exhibition Hall, Icheon World Ceramic Center

Cluster of Vases

Torbjørn Kvasbø, the Grand Prize winner of the International Competition of the Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2017, will present the works to pay tribute to the 150-year history of Norwegian ceramic vase manufacturing and craft designers which has taken a great portion of its local economy.

This exhibition project is based on old vase moulds chosen from the long and distinguished history of the porcelain factory Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik (PP). The project’s dialogue with the design history of this porcelain factory addresses the origins of the individual vase shapes in our industrial cultural heritage, with clear references to the factory’s unique history and to the designers who have left their distinctive mark on them.

The vase form/vessel is one of the oldest utility objects we have. It is known from mankind’s earliest history and from all cultures up through the ages. The cluster of vases here in Fjøset (the byre) includes more than 1,200 pieces put together to form a large, complex installation.


Torbjørn Kvasbø
President, International Academy of Ceramics (IAC)
Lives and works in Venabygd, Norway

Education   1978 Diploma (Master’s Degree), Ceramic Department, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway
Award   2012 Prize for Best Art Work, The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK) Annual Exhibition,
The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
Exhibition
2017 The Byre, Ringebu Parsonage, Norway
2016 The Mode-International Ceramic Arts Invitational Exhibition, Liling Ceramics Valley Museum, Liling, China
Collection   Sèvres Museum (Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres), Paris, France
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