Ash Cloud by Bjarni Sigurdsson
In Iceland, pottery is a rite of artistic expression, and artist Bjarni Sigurdsson has transfigured it into a new form with his hauntingly beautiful Ash Cloud collection. Finished in glazes made from the ashes of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in 2010, each ceramic piece exhibits unpredictable twists and turns, a result of its hand-formed nature. In a spectrum of color that parallels the Nordic landscape, each glaze has a genealogy all its own: speckled blues, frigid grays, and quiet pinks are reflective of the dazzling, yet lonesome spaces that inhabit Iceland. A tangible representation of Iceland's clashes with nature, this exclusive collection highlights the wild beauty of the island nation.