Caroline Slotte

Caroline Slotte, born 1975 in Helsinki, Finland, holds an MA in Ceramics from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, in addition to education from Denmark and Finland. From 2007 to 2011 Slotte was a research fellow in the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. Affiliated with Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Department of Specialised Art, she was also a member of the interdisciplinary research project Creating Art Value, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Caroline Slotte

Caroline Slotte, born 1975 in Helsinki, Finland, holds an MA in Ceramics from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, in addition to education from Denmark and Finland. From 2007 to 2011 Slotte was a research fellow in the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. Affiliated with Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Department of Specialised Art, she was also a member of the interdisciplinary research project Creating Art Value, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Slotte´s works have been exhibited internationally and acquired by, among others, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, the Design Museum in Helsinki, and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Oslo.
Slotte currently works as a Professor of Ceramic Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

”In my day-to-day artistic work, I make decisions based on focused attention, visual testing and careful observation of these tests. I consider the visual, tactile qualities of the material, along with its conceptual impact. A combination of these two aspects – the sensual and the conceptual – forms the basis for my interest in the field of material-based art.

I often work with ceramic materials in different forms, and I often use direct manipulation of found materials to open the objects up for new interpretations, allowing us to see things we would otherwise not have seen. It was at the end of a fairly traditional higher education in ceramics some ten years ago, that I first began to approach the fired ceramic object as a potential raw material. This was for a number of different reasons, partly a strong wish to enter into a dialogue with a material that spoke back to me more distinctly than clay did at that time, and partly an attraction of a more physical nature towards working with a hard material, a material that provided resistance.

For me, artistic work is not so much about conveying a message or communicating a predetermined concept or narrative. Instead, I have come to view my practice as originating from a quite personal need – a profound longing to be in touch with the physical surroundings. To make links between inner and outer realities, between mind and world.”

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