Listvinahus Ceramics Centre, Reykjavík, 2000
Vacation souvenirs often end up in a drawer, or simply discarded. Any thrift or antique store is full of them. But some transcend their initial function; the pieces I've brought home from this shop have managed to continue to grace my existence with their glassy presence. The shop is a friendly and low-key place, the potters work in the open, and don't mind if you linger. Their output ranges from kitschy Viking candle holders to fine-art vases and abstract works. This studio is a multi-generational affair, but is hardly tradition-bound.