My pottery are emotions and senses eternalized into form.

Foto Robin Skjoldborg

Handthrown ceramics and self developed glazes

Handthrown ceramics

Originally I studied as a clothing designer, but I was introduced to clay already in my early youth, where I attended lessons of ceramicist Carsten Dinesen for a few years. However, the clothing and fashion world attracted the most at the time.

An old farm on Falster with plenty of space and a 20-year-older version of myself made me resume to my passion for clay. Ceramicist Bjarne Hansen taught me to throw and he further inspired me with his unpretentious approach to the profession and the material. Suddenly it was quite simple that this was what I should do for a living. I also had the opportunity to assist ceramist Lauge Brimgiest in a glaze development project supported by the Statens Kunstfond. This gave me a solid basic understanding of glazes and the chemistry behind it.

Today I have a large and well-functioning studio at our farm, where I work full time. My focus is on handthrown stoneware and the development of glazes. I primarily make tableware and other functional items, which are sold from my studio and webshop as well as in shops and external webshops, both locally and in Copenhagen.

I also accept orders from customers and have, among others, delievered plates and bowls for Restaurant noma,Cph. and Restaurant Ö, Nysted.

My work is about emotions and senses. I´m inspired by the nature around me and I believe I can capture a tiny bit of that in the creating process, making it live on in my pieces to be sensed by the one holding it and using it. 

All ceramics and glazes are developed and made by me. You are welcome to visit the studio in Nørre Alslev on Falster, where you can see and feel it all for yourself.

Unique glazes

Glaze development is a very extensive and slow process that not many ceramists dive into. For me, it is a natural part of creating my very own expression, which is guaranteed not to be found or seen anywhere else.

In my glazes, I look for plenty of depth and there must be small irregularities, which shows that ceramics are genuine craftsmanship, made from organic materials and the work of the hand. It must “sweat off” over the edges and it must have a transparency – without being completely transparent – because it helps to highlight the soft marks from the work of my hands and it must both be seen and felt. I use the chemical processes in the firing to create my colors with metallic oxides because I think it gives life to the glazes.

Environmentally friendly packaging and recyclables

I pack my ceramics to be sent in eel grass. The eel grass can subsequently be used in the garden or balcony box as soil improvement, or you can dispose it as green waste. As far as possible, I also recycle old cardboard boxes. Clay leftovers from the throwing and trimming process can be saved and used again. It simply needs to be dried, slurried in water, drained and finally wedged again. I use it primarily for my lunch plates, which are made using slab technique. You will therefore be able to see that the clay may be marbled on the back, as a result of different types of clay being mixed together.