This week for Spotted we’re focusing on Danish ceramics both in and out of Copenhagen. In addition to the superb works in this group from New York, Concord, MA; Brussels, and Miami, CFile has another two posts this week: the exhibition of Steen at Copenhagen Ceramics and Kajdahl Bodelsen in Paris. Collectively it shows the success of Denmark artists in achieving international recognition for studio ceramics despite a less than bubbling home market. In British or American studio ceramics there is a less-distinctive national identity. But Denmark, much like Japan, has a much more cohesive aesthetic. They are not the same but have characteristics (aside from superb craft and glazing) that link them, such as the cylinder form, and more recently a tubular sculptural architectural approach. As always, Spotted gives limited information, just the artist’s name and where the work can be seen, encouraging you to go surfing to discover these artists and their venues.
Garth Clark is the Chief Editor of CFile.
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