Kristallaglerungur / Crystallized Glazes

“Eldrósir” kalla ég kristallaglerungana. Eldrósirnar vaxa í funa ofnsins eins og frostrósir á glugga í vetrarhörkum. Þær vaxa eins og lífverur og eru óútreiknanlegar. Þegar vel tekst til er fegurð þeirra draumkennd og heillandi, stundum eins og af öðrum heimi.

I call the crystallized glazes on my most recent works ‘fire roses’. This is a play on the Icelandic word ‘frostrósir’ (literally ‘frost roses’), used for the patterns of ice crystals that form on window panes in the cold of winter. Like frost roses in the cold, my fire roses grow in the heat in an entirely organic and unpredictable way. They can have an almost otherworldly beauty and are fascinating to look at.

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