About the artist
Torbjørn Kvasbø is an internationally recognized ceramic artist whose career spans several decades. He lives and works in Venabygd, Norway. His artistic practice comprises primarily works that challenge and push personal boundaries as well as the physical reach of the medium. His series of works on a monumental scale, Stacked, is the archetypal vessel shape made of hand-modeled stacked cylindrical tubes and re-imagined in a spiral form.
Kvasbø (b. 1953) was a professor and head of the Department of Ceramics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden between 1996 and 2000 and at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm between 2000 and 2008. He is head of the International Academy of Ceramics, headquartered in Geneva, and was recently appointed honorary professor at Jingdezhen University of Ceramics in China.
Kvasbø is often invited to hold exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and lectures around the world. He has received several Norwegian and international awards, including The Grand Prize at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in South Korea in 2017.