When light shines through the walls of porcelain a warm glow is created. You can sense the whole body of the clay: Itś like the porcelain comes alive again, revealing the hand of the potter.
Alikka can control the porcelain body but also dares to drive it to the edge where it shapes itself. She reveals and celebrates the marks and joints made during the handcreating process. Repetition and variation, contrasts and material clashes are ongoing themes in her work.
Her work with porcelain is often companiened by objects parts of wood.
”By using the different materials next to each other in the same object, using them kind of raw - showing it for what it is, the beauty and qualities of the materials will apear.
For an example: the wood and lether has a soft apperience with lines of skin and therefore goes beautyfully with the hard straight surface of the porcelain. ”
Working on a larger scale means that the lightobjects affects more space in the room, casting light and skadows. It is more than just an object because of the ability to create a mood.
Her work is placed inbetween design, art and craft and are all handmade by herself. variates fra lampshades to bigger lightobjects sight specific designed, for instance at Vejen art museum, DK.
Since 2003 Alikka has been designing and making porcelain light objects and unique pieces. She works from her studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her direct experience with materials is what shapes her work.