The Spoon and the Silica 

2022, Galleri Riis, OSLO

'The Spoon and the Silica' is an experimental ceramic sculpture made with stoneware clay, steel mesh, ceramic glaze, recycled porcelain tiles and silica green stones – a waste material from a smelting plant in Norway. In the site-specific sculpture, Johnslien has allowed silica to melt and fuse with metal and clay on the porcelain tiles, creating scenes both of collapse and growth.

Photo: Adrian Bugge. All text and image © Marte Johnslien