This American ceramicist is known for his ability to fuse seemingly opposing aesthetics into utterly original works. A former art director and graphic designer turned artist, Eric Roinestad devotes his time to the design of California and Scandinavian inspired ceramics.
This American ceramicist demonstrates how his works integrate the spirit of California folk modernism with his own Scandinavian heritage. All of Roinestad's ceramic pieces are handmade, traditionally thrown on the turntable, or poured into a press mold. The result is unique, persona-driven pieces that offer an elegant visual dialogue between the organic and the modern.
The sculptures are playful yet elegant.
The forms are made of ceramic stoneware and are substantial in size, ranging from 35-50 centimeters high. The collection's lighting designs, which debuted at Design Miami in 2016, include a chandelier, pendant lights, floor lamps and his signature stone masks transformed into breathtaking sconces. Playful yet elegant, the sculptures represent Roinestad's skills as an artist in a variety of media. His pieces - from sculptures to lighting - suggest a balance between the organic and the manufactured, as well as the contemporary and the traditional.
The ceramist combines conventional wheel-turned processes with handmade methods, giving his work a deeply human feel. His designs result in a quirky body of work that is constantly evolving and is released once every six months in a strictly limited edition (and never reproduced). His coveted pieces are sold through New York gallery The Future Perfect and at his derivative Casa Perfect, a gallery in Los Angeles. Want to know more about Eric Roinestad? Read the full article in Imagicasa Design 2021.
Photography by William Jess Laird
Images are courtesy of The Future Perfect