Svenson Paus, Tonje
I work primarily with porcelain and I am interested in the spontaneous, comic and sometimes grotesque and vulgar sides of life. My work is a result of a very time-consuming and thorough process. I enjoy working controlled, with detailed surfaces and forms. The craft is clue. It is the contradictory that appeals to me, between the instinctive, savage and the tamed, sophisticated.
I work mainly with functional objects as they give me a closeness to people’s daily life that I enjoy.
Member of NK
2016 – 2019
The Academy of Arts in Oslo (KhiO) og materialbased art, major in ceramics
Bachelor degree in Medium
Bærum kommunes culture grant 2019
Portait interview with ceramicist Elisa Helland-Hansen in the magazine Kunsthåndverk, October 2019
2019 «Sulten» (Final project spring 2019, Bachelor degree, KhiO)
2019 «Gut feeling» (Shared exhibition “Fire walk with me”, Galleri Seilduken II, KhiO)
2018 «White trash» (exhibited in Barcelona, Spania)
2018 Festival artist at the festival Mandaljazz 2018
2016, 2017, 2018 Ceramic take-away (Elvelangs I fakkellys, Oslo)
2017 Osloleire pop-up (Interactive throwing session in public space with selfmade clay from Oslo, May 2017)