Fanny Ollas is an artist and designer based in Stockholm, Sweden, working primarily with ceramics. Fanny is interested in art and craft in relation to psychology and the emotional relationship we have with everyday objects around us. In her practice, she uses clay to discover and explore visual storytelling and to give form to different mental states and emotions. She combines the playful qualities of the clay with a handmade expression to create a language that is both cute, humorous and sometimes sad at the same time. She often works with scenography and with spatial installations where the objects interact with each other to create a mood or a story. Her work can be described as entering a surreal fantasy world in the borderland between an innocent fairy tale and a melancholic dystopia; a world in which the viewers are encouraged to discover and create their own stories.
Fanny Ollas graduated with a master’s degree in ceramics at Konstfack in the spring of 2018 and has since been active in her studio in Gustavsberg.