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Goldmark Art Films posted a topic in Ceramic Events of InterestYou may be interested to see a new video on top Danish potter, Anne Mette HjortshÃ¸j here Anne Mette HjortshÃ¸j | Ceramics 19 November 2016 - 18 December 2016 Major Exhibition Her pottery combines beautiful aesthetics with a function befitting the hardiest domestic ware.â€¦ We are delighted to announce our second major UK exhibition of ceramics by top Danish potter, Anne Mette HjortshÃ¸j. Anne Mette has been putting aside her very best pots for 4 years in preparation for this show. Anne Mette HjortshÃ¸j began her career in ceramics with a student apprenticeship to fellow potter Phil Rogers in 1998. Rogers has said that he was apprehensive before he met her; with her arrival, however, he knew instinctively that Anne Mette was not only humble and attentive but greatly talented, displaying inner strength and determination that will ensure a long and creative career. Anne Mette has built three large kilns in her native Denmark, the latest a two chamber wood firing kiln built in September 2011 at her ramshackle farmhouse on the west coast of Bornholm. Though all her pots exhibit her desire to challenge herself in glaze and form, her slab bottles are certainly Anne Metteâ€™s tour de force. Her pottery combines beautiful aesthetics with a function befitting the hardiest domestic ware.. I enjoy to see a potter working at the edge of things rather than playing safe. I see that sense of adventure in Anne Mette's pots. She comes from a long line of potters from Denmark, often female, who make or have made strong, gutsy pots with little thought to compromise. - Phil Rogers http://www.goldmarkart.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=769
Maybe you already know this statement of Eva Zeisel, maybe not. I just discovered the video and I was blown away! So much to learn from a humble but Grand Lady of Ceramics. The video is 18 minutes long but I recommend to take the time to listen to every minute she speaks. It's worth it! Imagine: she was 94 when she gave that statement on TED. She died at the age of 105, 2 years ago.... Although the translations and the title of the video are in German: don't leave the site. Eva speaks English throughout the talk. Enjoy. http://www.ted.com/talks/eva_zeisel_on_the_playful_search_for_beauty.html