Ylva Storm, born 1967, is a professional ceramicist and sculptor living in Årjäng, Sweden.
As a sculptor, she uses various materials, but mainly in clay. Her purpose: to work with her hands and make it visible in the process. Storm’s artistic journey began at the Kyrkerud Art School, where she honed her skills and developed a keen interest in exploring the intersection of form and emotion.
Her creations exhibit a profound connection to nature, reflecting the serene landscapes of her Swedish upbringing. As her reputation grew, Storm expanded her repertoire, experimenting with a diverse range of materials and techniques.
A defining feature of Storm’s work is her ability to imbue inanimate forms with a palpable sense of life and emotion. Her sculptures evoke a wide range of feelings, from introspection to elation, inviting viewers to engage with the art on a deeply personal level. Every line, curb and shape is a direct interpretation of the flow that is guiding her in her journey.
Each sculpture is unique and the result of a long polishing process creating this smooth surface that is inviting you to touch it. Its greyish colours and patterns are both planned and unexpected as they reveal themselves after being confronted several hours to the fire of her homemade ovens.
Beyond the borders of Sweden, her sculptures have found homes in private collections and public venues, further solidifying her status as a prominent figure in contemporary sculptural art.