Marit Tingleff

(1954 -)
Marit Tingleff's plate forms are a tribute to the traditions of the design and decoration of ceramics, but their monumental proportions remove them from the realm of function, and conventional making processes. Press-moulded with her feet, these 'platters' were suspended vertically on pulleys so that coloured slips could be poured down onto the elaborate multi-layered, slip-painted surfaces from a ladder, and then fired in an industrial-sized kiln. Many years of experimentation with a limited set of clay slip colours has yielded a rich vocabulary of tonal ranges, where decorative motif is not just the additional applied surface but becomes integral to the vessel form.

Marit Tingleff has exhibited internationally, and lives and works in Norway. Her work can be found in public collections, including Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, The National Museum/-The Museum of Decorative Art, Norway, KODE, The Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway, Museum of Decorative Art, (NKIM), Norway and Victoria & Albert Museum, UK.