I was born in New York as the eldest of six siblings with an American artist mother and a Norwegian architect father. Bergen has been my place of residence most of my life. Ever since my education as a potter from Bergen School of Arts and Crafts in the mid 70's, I have had a preference for touch ceramics that can be used daily for food and drink. My whole production is about utility items. The relationship between function and form, color and surface, social and cultural context are still equally inspiring challenges.