RUIN opens 25. November in Officinet, Bredgade 66, Copenhagen!
Residency at Danish Art Workshops
During the next three months I will be working at the Danish Art workshops. I will develop works for a solo show in Officinet, a projectspace in Copenhagen, and for a duo exhibition together with Caroline Slotte (Finland) in Peach Corner Gallery. My residency and the solo exhibition is generously supported by Danish Arts Foundation, Esther og Jep Finks Mindefond og Beckett Fonden.
Thank you for the generous support for my coming solo exhibition!
Bend, Bubble and Shine at Hostler Burrows New York
May 2021. New York, NY – Hostler Burrows is pleased to announce Bend, Bubble and Shine: Copenhagen Ceramics at Hostler Burrows, a group exhibition in concert with Copenhagen Ceramics. The exhibition celebrates the work of nine Danish studio ceramic artists working at the forefront of their discipline, exploring technique and process with original, surprising and intriguing results. Artists to be included: Karen Bennicke, Morten Løbner Espersen, Steen Ipsen, Gitte Jungersen, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Marianne Nielsen,Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen, and Bente Skjøttgaard.
The exhibition will run from April 29 through June 10, 2021 at Hostler Burrows New York, after which it will travel to Hostler Burrows Los Angeles with dates to be announced.
Bend, Bubble and Shine: Copenhagen Ceramics at Hostler Burrows
With essays by Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Garth Johnson and preface by Juliet Burrows
Hardcover / 30 pages / 16.5 x 23.4 inches / 32 color illustrations, including 1 gatefold / Published by Copenhagen Ceramics / April 2021
Guest teacher at Oslo National Academy of the Arts – via Zoom
Danmarks Nationalbank’s Appreciation Grant
December 2020. Danmarks Nationalbank Jubilee Foundation has awarded me the appreciation grant.
The foundation motivates the grant with the following words:
“Your starting point is very classic ceramic, intuitive and sensual, but then you shift gears, and squeeze your work into precisely conceived concepts, which are fresh and innovative for the work with the ceramic materials. You have more than pretty good control over how you stage and partially controls the chaos you seek. Because it will become chaos when you work with glazes in such huge amounts as you do. And of course it is part of the point that you can only to some degree control the chaos, and thus you let the glaze define the work. Your works are radical and ground breaking, and you let the vivid, and for ceramics unusual, primary colours dominate and draw the hardcore classic pottery up off the couch. Your works are experimental and one of the strengths of your work is that it always surprises the viewer, and goes new ways. You are constantly moving forward, towards something new, something different, something yet more extreme. Or completely silent. Who knows? The foundation hopes that with this grant you will have the opportunity to maintain both freedom, quality and enthusiasm for more exciting projects.”
External examiner, HDK-Valand, Academy of Art and Design
Interesting and fruitful discussions around five MA projects HDK-Valand,- via Zoom…Such a strange year, but it all went well anyway, and the students did a great job finishing their education under difficult circumstances.
Little Hybrids, solo exhibition at A. Petersen, Copenhagen
Crafted Matter at Cheongju Craft Biennale, Korea
Everything Changes and Nothing Stands Still
Exhibition: Ceramic Momentum- Staging the Object
Crowd Pleaser (People Who Pot) in MDR Gallery, London.
Exhibition: Cabinet of Exquisite Bodies at Musée Ariana, Geneva
April 12 – September 8, 2019.
Cabinet of Exquisite Bodies
Group show at Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland. The museum has one of the works from the series Place to be Lost in their collection, which is featured in this exhibition.
“Constructed along the lines of exquisite corpse compositions, this exhibition leads visitors through a series of encounters with contemporary creations. Paintings, videos, collages, textiles, drawings and sculptures make up this disparate collection of artistic mediums or practices, dating from the early 20th century to the present day “.
Avenue de la Paix 10
Crowd Pleaser – People Who Pot in MDR Gallery, London
February 18 – April 7, 2019.
Group show in MDR Gallery in London. Crowd Pleaser presents the work of a new generation of designers who are using ceramic as a medium for their own expression. Within the past few years there has been a rapid and dramatic shift in the perception of ceramic as a creative material and, subsequently, its place within contemporary design. Once the preserve of craftsmen and women, with value placed upon it relative to the level of skill and expertise with which it was processed, or alternatively; a useful everyday material for industrial mass-production, ceramic languished. But, today, makers are exploiting the potential of this most pliable material. At MDR Gallery we recognise that the fashion for inventive and extraordinary design-led studio ceramics has reached a crescendo. We chose to celebrate that and gather together a selection of some of the most experimental and extraordinary work in this area.
Featured work from: Victoria Andrew, Dimitri Bähler, Erika Emerén, Emily Stapleton Jefferis, Gitte Jungersen, Romain Kloeckner, Ian McIntyre, Studio Mieke Meijer, Studio Joachim-Morineau, Granby Workshop, Sara Söderberg, Floris Wubben.
111 Lower Stable Street
Coal Drops Yard
Guest teacher at Oslo National Academy of the Arts
The book is here!
November 2018. Thank you to graphic designer Nete Banke from Imperiet, and to the writers Jorunn Veiteberg, Lars Dybdahl and Stephanie Serrano Sundby. And to photographer Dorte Krogh for the fantastic pictures!
The book can be purchased from selected bookstores at designmuseums, here in Copenhagen at Louisiana Museum store, or from diverse internet book stores.
Book coming very soon
Guest teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
This autumn I teach a course at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, MA programme Ceramic Design, together with my colleague Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl. The students work with the rococo, and the history about how porcelain was introduced to european factory production. I gave a talk about Nordic Network for Contemporary Ceramics research trip to Meissen and Dresden, which resulted in the Zwinger und Ich exhibition.
We started out breaking up the porcelain clay into its basic components: Kaolin, silica, and feldspar.
External examiner at Oslo National Academy of the Arts
May 2018. Honored to be this years external examiner for six MA exams at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Art and Craft department.