Thor Holvila 2011-17
width: 288 mm / 11.3”
depth: 200 mm / 7.9”
height: 42 mm / 1.7”
deep inside: 34 mm / 1.3”
Edition: November 2020 ”Yggdrasil”
Clay: Bone white
Glazed and fully vitrified frost resistant stoneware
"The theme of this edition is Yggdrasil - the evergreen world tree from norse mythology. For me this is the signature pot of the whole edition. A rough rectangle made in a very groggy bone white clay decorated with sculptured shooting sprouts, all covered in a warm green. Alltogether I wanted it to array the feeling of hope that conquers despair."
About this edition
THOR EDITIONS is handmade, unique and numbered pots that are released once a month under a dedicated theme.
Yggdrasil november edition 2020
"According to Nordic folklore, the world tree Yggdrasil is a symbol of how the world is organized. For me, personally, it is a symbol and ideal for how I, as a person, should strive on in my daily life. In the aftermath of Ragnarök, Yggdrasil will tremble but not fall. In its crown sits the all-seeing eagle and rooster that watches over the world and time, at its roots gnaw evil beings in their quest to trap me. At its stem, creatures guard my nourishing roots and along its trunk, a squirrel rushes with gossip that sows doubt in my mind. Just as my subconscious daily battles my immortal soul. My obligation is to stand firmly in this world with my roots deep in the ground, no matter what happens. At the end of it all, I trust in Yggdrasil and like Ygg, and all men, I am hanging upside down from it´s branches in my perpetual search for wisdom.
This edition therefore contains pots that are evergreen, built like strongholds and dotted with decorative branches. Some of them are still in the kiln as i write this, but I trust they will come out in full bloom."