Noelani Rutz


Out of the Woodworks

Ignis perpetuates firewood, a beatiful yet ephemeral material into long-lasting objects by being translated into a new material, resulting in an experimental collection of casted ceramic objects. Using fire as a connecting and guiding element, the clay objects are fired with the ancient method of pit firing. Once fired, clay outlives wood. While fire obliterates the materiality of wood by turning it into ashes, it does the opposite to clay. The wood logs are the source of energy for the firing, closing the circle quite poetically.

Dimensions: 9 × 8 × H 27 cm
27 × 21 × H 9 cm
24 × 14 × H 14 cm
Materials: Ceramics
This project was supported by a grant from Ikea Foundation Switzerland.