Sigrid Espelien is an artist and a PhD fellow in artistic research at the Art and Craft department at Oslo National Academy of Art. She went to the Glass and Ceramics School at Bornholm in Denmark 2005-08 and received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA in 2012. From 2013 she´s been working with the blueclay in Oslo and Norway that she found in construction sites, river beds and landfills. The clay contains stories of city development, geology, archeology, industry and sci fi speculations. Her research project “Grounding with blueclay” is about connecting with clay as something more than a material for art production but also as land, soil and territory. She´s looking at ways of reading the blue clay through the site, the body and technology.