Duo exhibition in Peach Corner

Press release:

There is constantly something happening

Caroline Slotte (FI) and Gitte Jungersen (DK) 13 April – 20 May 2023

Pernille Stockmarr, curator at Designmuseum Danmark, gives the opening address at 17.00

Ceramics can be transformed in a split second if they are accidentally dropped and shatter. Or they can be slowly worn down – touched by hands, scratched by cutlery, their surface eroded by wind and weather. From the moment of creation, any object is also an incipient ruin, since, just as there is a ‘before’, there will also be an ‘after’. Over time, the objects are going to break up completely and enter into new physical manifestations.

Caroline Slotte’s works begin with antique porcelain plates. She sandblasts, grinds and cuts her way into the materi-
al, bringing new poetic images out of the familiar utilitarian objects. In her series Tracing, a miniature sandstorm has swept the original pieces, removing layer after layer of material. A landscape painted in cobalt blue, a sky, a cloud, a tiny person – the image is slowly eroded away, turning into white dust on the workshop floor. The flat blue painted scene gradually transforms into something akin to an imprint or an X-ray image, as if a memory of the image had sunk into the surface and is now slowly emerging as a three-dimensional recollection. In Under Blue Skies, all that remains is a few blue clouds. The clouds, which were originally added as background on the outer edge of the central image, move to the foreground, now accompanied by an outline of the elements that have been eroded away: a church, a tree, a floral border. The vanished areas can be glimpsed as negative forms in the white porcelain body.

In Gitte Jungersen’s large glaze objects, creation and destruction seem like two extremes that are closely connected. Piece #2 and Piece #3 consist of different glazes poured out in thick layers. Usually, even on a large sculpture, the glaze is only present as a thin layer, but here, the glazes take on a format that mirrors the human body. Like a blown-up detail or something seen through a microscope. All the glazes are coloured with cobalt oxide, which in the chemical make-up of the different glazes unfolds in varying colour shades and textures, from a greyish blue lava-like mass to a deep blue high-gloss shine. Glaze comes into being when different raw minerals coalesce and transform, becoming something new as a result of the firing’s dramatic, destructive and disintegrating forces. The transformation which occurs during the firing is retained as a frozen moment of a dynamic dimension that is felt and attracts like a quivering undertone in the finished work.

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
Exhibition Catalog
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








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 “.

Musée Ariana
Avenue de la Paix 10
CH-1202 Genève

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.

MDR Gallery
111 Lower Stable Street
Coal Drops Yard