When looking at my work you should expect to see marks. Maybe a fingerprint, ridges from throwing, scars from how they where stacked in the kiln and patterns created by fire. To me these marks are decorative and very much a part of the pieces spirit. However I let them come naturally and not by force.
Most of my work is wood fired. Fire is fascinating, full of life and in long wood firings clay develops and get added depth. I fire my pieces with clear intentions but I keep an open mind when unloading.
See the clips below for some more info on wood firing.
You might not recognise me in the pictures. In the far left one I am the small boy. Guessing 10 years old and my uncle is firing his wood kiln. As a child his stoneware pots with Classical Chinese glazes where all around and I believe that memories of them still influence my work greatly.
It was with my uncle Jan-Åke Andersson I started my education. I stayed with him for four years before going to Leksands folk high school and Gothenburg University (HDK). Amounting to almost 10 years of ceramic education.
In the other picture you can see me adopting a gangster potter persona for a teapot show. I believe I felt the need to boast about being a potter and got the Swedish word for potter photoshopped on and posing like a thug of sorts.