Ceramic Artist MFA
Annika Svensson (b. 1970) is a Swedish ceramist/tiled stove maker/artist, who lives and works in Sweden.
My ceramic studio is based in Göteborg since I graduated in 1997 at HDK – Academy of Design and Craft, and my company Annika Svensson Keramik & Kakelugnar (Ceramics & Swedish Tiled Stoves) was founded in 1998.
The practice in clay is intuitive and at the same time well-planned. My artworks encapsulate experiences, emotions and memories. I am inspired by nature and experiment with imprints and castings, creating reliefs.
I am engaged in a diversity of artistic projects which range from functional wares to sculptures. My work can be found in public places and in private homes. I have participated in national and international juried exhibitions, had several solo exhibitions, and been collected by museums and municipalities.
”A tiled stove made by Annika Svensson delivers even and pleasant warmth, along with a bit of madness and lust for life.”
She is among the very few ceramists today that make objects of art out of the warmth and hospitality that the tiled stove represents. The creations by Annika Svensson carry the history of the tiled stoves with them. But she pushes her expression one step further: from pure function and into the whirlwind of styles of the 21st century. PETTER EKLUND
In recent years, I have also undertaken commissions to create art in public spaces such as hospitals and schools. For me it is important to make unique works of art with strong intrinsic values, integrated into buildings and their surroundings, and also that the art harmonizes with the architecture and interacts with its environment.
One was for the Public Art Agency Sweden and took on the form of a mainly abstract, site specific installation at the Swedish Tax Agency in Solna, outside Stockholm.