The Moomin plates and bowls was probably the thing Pjoltergeist got the most press about when they opened. Some loved it while others hated it. I was definitely in the first category, while my foodie friend Linn, on the other hand, could not stand the thought of eating from children’s plates. Whether you liked it or not, at least it brought something new to the table. Apparently, the factory that produced the plates were very happy that finally, someone besides kindergartens ordered the products they made. Well, after many years of service Moomin has gone on holiday at Pjoltergeist. Handmade ceramics from Anette Krogstad is the new shit.
Anette Krogstad is a young ceramic artist, educated in Norway and trained in Denmark. She has previously made plates for the now-closed restaurant Ylajali in Oslo. I recently visited Anette’s workshop and learned more about her background, working methods, and visions. I’ve dedicated a separate article to that, so check back in a little while. This opening dinner to celebrate the launch of her collection at Pjoltergeist was back in October last year. It was supposed to be a two months test period, but in the end, the restaurant decided to keep most of her plates – in addition to some of the Moomin plates, of course!
I think Anette’s plates are beautiful, and they fit well with the food and style at Pjoltergeist. Bowls with rough edges, big plates with messy, random patterns, and glazing that looks sort of unfinished. Isn’t that a description of the food at Pjoltergeist as well? Rough, messy, and unfinished. In a good sense, of course. The best part is that you can buy these plates for your home. Visit Anette’s website to find contact details. She can ship the products to you, or you can drop by her workspace in Brenneriveien near Blå to pick them up.
Have you been to Pjoltergeist since the change of plating? What do you think? Feel free to comment below.