Ellen Ehk Åkesson (b. 1976) has her studio in the former glass factory Pukeberg in Nybro, Sweden. Here, she uses clay as a medium to connect body and mind, bringing an imagined object into the physical world. She is deeply inspired by the surrounding nature, the deep forests feeds her mind and eventually define the identity of each of the pieces she works on. They go through layers of color and repetitive firing, getting a unique feel by the constant act of doing and touching the material. Often distant from utilitarian objects, her work can be perceived as fantasies captured in clay.