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Ceramist

Isabel Anne

Isabel graduated from the ceramic department at the School of Visual Arts of Reykjavik in Iceland. She has been living and working in Denmark for a year, completing a young-artist residency at Guldagergaard Ceramic Research Centre and an apprenticeship with ceramicist Christian Bruun. She is now running her own business and teaching throwing courses. She works both with functional tableware and with larger-scale sculptures. Her interests lie in creating new worlds within her work, which stems from her degree in Zoology. "Ultimately, working with clay gives me an opportunity to be with the material. Life can always feel disconnected from the moment you are in, but clay demands your presence and asks you to be connected to the moment."

Ceramist

Elisabeth Bondo Martin

Elisabeth graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation.

Ceramist

Emilie Bobek

Educated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Holland and now based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her practise focuses on function and material. The works explore the relations between products and our societies. Questioning how we navigate within systems and how we determine the way in which we interact with everyday objects. She works as an artist and teacher in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ceramist

Christian Rask

Bachelor student at KADK and designer with great curiosity for the material. Christian has been in internships with, among others, Lars Rank and K. H. Würtz.

Ceramist

Mia Maya Christophersen

Mia Maya graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of fine arts, school of design as a ceramic designer and trained as a porcelain painter in Royal Copenhagen. She is the owner of Mia Maya Design, where she develops and produces artisanal ceramic design products for both the commercial and domestic markets. At her workshop in Copenhagen, all the products are produced by hand, using techniques such as slip-cast, hand throwing, and brush painting. Through experiments with materials and techniques, she develops forms, glazes, and decorations which are based on a simple and functional idiom. “When I teach, I love passing on the techniques I have learned over time. I find it very interesting to see what kind of results can spring out of an otherwise traditional technique when applying a creative and innovative approach. Also, I find it inspiring to follow the journey that my students go through when learning about ceramics, whether they are complete beginners or working at a more advanced level”.

Sculptor

Katrine Ejby Bidstrup

Katrine is an autodidact sculptor who gained her knowledge through many years of experimenting with clay. Her works are inspired by the human figure and combine surrealism and realism. Her sculptures remind us of the beautiful aspects of life. Katrine studies Business administration and psychology. When teaching she focuses on individual learning and creative thinking.

Ceramist

Ida Odgaard

Ida Odgaard is a trained a ceramist from the Danish Design Academy. In my ceramic work, I like to focus on shaping and working with form. I am specially interested in the intersection between aesthetics and function. In my craft, I try to create useful and beautiful things, that can elevate situations in the everyday life. I mostly throw pots, because I love throwing and because each pot gets a unique handprint through the craft.

Artist

Maj Kjærsig

Maj Kjærsig is a visual artist educated from The Funen Art Academy in 2011-2016 with one year internship in Berlin 2015. She specializes in Installational Ceramics, - Sound Art and Performance. A main part of her practise is experimenting with the different states that the clay goes through in the process of becoming a finished object and pushing clay to its limits. In 2018 she began to teach ceramics and manages both wheel throwing, modelling and slab technic. When teaching she focuses on giving her students an introduction in how to work with - and understand clay, and how to give shape and character to it.

Artist

Szabina Locki

Szabinas ceramic journey has started in Hawaii while apprenticing in a wood workshop. After finishing her education as a furniture maker she gradually transitioned from wood to clay. Today she runs a small, personal studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the creative practice she focuses on form, function and process on a multisensory level. With her objects she explores simplicity and playfulness. Her work reflects the intersection of curiosity and familiarity. “ In my world fabrication and craft goes hand in hand with design. I see myself flourishing the most when I have the opportunity to learn new skills and explore new possibilities. While teaching I would like to pass on this energy and motivate others to dive into a tactile language while playing with clay.”

Artist

Signe Schmidt

Signe Schmidt is an outgoing, committed, and passionate teacher and potter. Signe has previously taught at Kulturhuset Vesterbro in turning courses for adults and turning workshops for children and at FOF. In addition, Signe has taught at the Ceramics School, where she has especially held courses in relation to the production of Japanese Matcha bowls.