Denmark’s Contemporary Ceramic Masterpieces
By Anna Vorontsova
Danish ceramists, Michael Geertsen and Peder Rasmussen, continue the pottery tradition with an added twist. They craft their artistic medium with the Majolica tradition which is an old technique of white-glazed earthenware they decorate with rich colors.
They continue to inspire other artists and bring pottery back into popularity with their contemporary designs. Pottery is prehistoric and played a large part of past pre-literate cultures. It is durable and has been found from as far back as 6000 BC, and it is essentially a form of art that is made to last rather than recycled and forgotten.
Both artists have and have had exhibitions in Denmark and internationally. Michael Geertsen’s works are in the V&A Museum in London, Metropolitan Museum , New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York and Designmuseum Danmark. Peder Rasmussen’s works can be found in V&A, London; The National Museum, Stockholm; and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.
For more information on the artists and their work, take a look at their website from Copenhagen Ceramics, where they recently featured their exhibition during the Summer.