5 August - 19 September 2021
about the exhibition
Ulrica Trulsson’s elegant stoneware draws its inspiration from the natural world. The pared back simplicity of shifting shapes and the interplay of surface textures and tone in her work create alluring individual pieces and compositions. These unique effects come from closely observing details found in the earth and landscape – from the patterns and textures of a bush path, to the leaves fallen from trees onto the suburban footpath. It is the intriguing nature of the surface textures and tones she finds in the landscape that imbues her works with a sense of wonder. Her lidded canisters and geometric vessels echo nature’s earthy tones, surface texture and undulating forms. Reflecting on the materiality of her practice, Ulrica remarks how her use of clay enables her to feel connected to the natural world. For Ulrica, this connection is best expressed by the Swedish word ‘jordnära’ which translates to ‘close to earth’.
Swedish born Ulrica Trulsson began her studies in ceramics at Holmesglen in Melbourne where she completed her Diploma of Ceramics. She moved to Adelaide in 2012 to undertake the Jam Factory’s Associate Training Program, continuing her studies under renowned ceramicists including Prue Venables and Kirsten Coelho. In 2014, Ulrica was awarded a highly commended in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and was the recipient of the Jam Factory’s South Australian Emerging Designer award in 2013.
Please note, due to the recent lockdown in the ACT, we are presenting these works to you online until restrictions ease. Please view the exhibition via the video below and then scroll down to look at individual images.