Born 1974. Ceramic artist, graduated from the Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm in 2002.
Photo: Danish Crafts 2009 /jeppegudmundsen.com
Feminoir is based on the notion of creating a pissoir or urinal for women. In Christin's own words, "Why shouldn't women be able to pee quickly and easily, standing up?"
Feminoir is handmade in earthenware, which is fired at 1,100 degrees Celsius and subsequently polished and coated with car paint.
Christin Johansson has had several exhibitions, both in Denmark and abroad, including a solo exhibition at Køppe Gallery in Copenhagen (2008), "Think Tank" in Gmunden, London, Munich and Stockholm (2007-2008) and a solo exhibition at Galleri 036 in Copenhagen (2007). In 2006 she received a grant from the Committee for Crafts and Design under the Danish Arts Foundation.
Christin Johannson works mainly in ceramics with car lacquer as the surface, and all her works are one-offs. She focuses on form and the aesthetic expression with a humoristic notion of function. She finds inspiration, for example, in activities/functions in the bathroom or in industrially manufactured products from the sanitary appliances industry.
Christin's products aim to provoke thoughts and reflections on function and design, without necessarily being functional. The objects have a perfect high-gloss surface that contains a reference to industrially manufactured products despite the fact that they are all handmade one-off objects.
Photo: Danish Crafts 2009 / Dorte Krogh