6Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir was born and raised in Iceland where she lives and works. She graduated 2012 with a BFA in ceramic art from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway. Her recent works are strongly influenced by Icelandic nature and especially the geological phenomena of stones.

“I think of stones like ceramics, beginning life as a molten earthly material. Many factors, including the cooling process affects the outcome and form the stone eventually takes. The forming of the columnar basalt is affected by the material, heat, time and sometimes other unexpected influences like catastrophic flood.”

force of nature
transforms the land
and gives me an insight
into the heart of the rock

untitled set of columns
comes into existence

1The items in Ingibjörg‘s columnar family are inspired by the columnar basalt in Jökulsárgljúfur, Vatnajökull National Park where Ingibjörg has worked as a ranger for several summers. The items are made by the artist and contain Icelandic materials, clay and black volcanic sand, but are collected outside of the nature reserve.DSC08247x