11 October - 18 November 2018
Helland-Hansen has devoted her whole career to making work meant for daily use in the kitchen for serving and storing food and liquids. She investigates the close relationship between utility and form, details like lips, volume and distribution of weight. The interaction between tactile surfaces and the sheen and colour ranges of glazes is also a significant feature of her work. At the exhibition FOR FOOD Elisa presents a wide range of useful pots which have been central in her production for a long time. She continuously seeks to ennoble known and useful items. The cups are mostly made in porcelain while other objects are made in stoneware clay. The work is fired in reducing atmosphere to cone 10 (2370 F / 1300 C).
Helland-Hansen, born 1950 in NYC, is educated at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen medio 1970s. She works full time at her studio at Seimsfoss near Rosendal and exhibits regularly both in Norway and abroad. She was head of the Ceramic Department as professor at HDK, Gothenburg University from 2000 to 2005. Elisa Helland-Hansens work is represented at several public and private collections.