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ANNELIE GRIMWADE OLOFSSON

Annelie Grimwade Olofsson focuses on combining material research and design, primarily working in ceramics and glass. Her motivation derives from society related issues where the context is essential. Grimwade investigates human activity, in a bio-geophysical setting, where the concept of fragility is a recurring theme. Through experimentation and theoretical research her projects develop into conceptual works which explores the borderland between control and self governed form. She believes that the true power of material aesthetics is found beyond human imagination. She catalogues and describes, nonetheless her works always hold a sense of oddness and poetry about them.

"The way humans perceive the world is through our five senses, these senses inform us about our surroundings. Baring this in mind I try to approach design work in a way in which it might touch humans in their lives, attempting to foster an appreciation of the moment and a deeper understanding of materiality in contrast to human inflict on earth. I see craft as a way to inform design and to bring awareness and tactile encounters back to the viewer, or the experience if you may, and thus the nature of creative making as a means to communicate the current state of our world."

Education:

2016 - Present: BA Ceramics and Glass, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art 2015 - 2016: Steneby College, Design, Sweden
2014 - 2015: Gerlesborgs College, Fine Art
2010 - 2011: Tärna College, Authorship
2007 - 2010: Sinclair High School, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics

Talks:

2019: Guest teacher, Grebbestad Folkhögskola, Ceramics - how to think ahead.
2018: Ceramic and Its Dimensions, Future Lights 

 

Publications:

FORM. Magazine for Nordic Architecture & Design, February 2019
A quiet day, The Chronicle of Nordic Vision, Future, October 2018 Bornholmer Bladet, To think through Design, November 2018 Hole & Corner, August 2018
Wohnrevue, Design & Architecture, June 2018
Sköna hem, October 2016

Awards/ Scholarships:

2019: Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 98292, U.S.A
2019: Ung Svensk Form, ArkDes: Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm 2018: Future Lights, Ceramics and Its Dimenssions, Finalist, Kilkenny Castle, Irland 2018: Talents area, Ambiente Design Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
2016: Talents area, FORMEX Design Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2016: Talents area, Formland Design Fair, Herning, Denmark

Art Fairs/ Exhibitions:

2019: USF, Ung Svensk Form, ArkDes: Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm 2018: Holmen Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018: Crafts Fair, Danish Craftsmen and Designers, Gudhjem Mølle, Bornholm, Denmark 2018: WedoCraft, Holmegaard Glass Center, Denmark
2018: Ambiente Design Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
2018:Group Exhibition, KADK Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Holmen Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Flid Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Yonobi Ceramic Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Group Exhibition, KADK Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017:Skalskør Ceramic Festival, Denmark
2017: Grønbechs Gård, Group Exhibition, Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark
2016: Holmen Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016: Rödastens konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden
2016: Finders keepers Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016: FORMEX design Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2016: Formland Design Fair, Herning, Denmark
2015: A la London Design Fair, Borås, Sweden