Marie Torbensdatter Hermann is interested in the objects that we surround ourselves with in our everyday lives, their placements and our relationship with them. Her ceramic works reference these objects; however, their function is often denied. Anders Ruhwald has been creating ceramic objects shaped in forms long associated with household objects (i.e. lamp, vase, mirror) but are not intended to be used as such. Ruhwald attempts to liberate these forms from their subordinating role as utilitarian objects and allow them to quietly but mischievously interact with the viewer. Hermann’s and Ruhwald’s investigations shed a new light on the nominative role certain objects play in the navigation of our daily lives. To this end, both artists set up individual sculptures as stage props or even characters waiting for an audience.