The chance involved in the ceramic process is very dear to me. Cracks and flaws are divine interventions and I welcome them to play a central role to the final ceramic output.
I invent some sort of Nordic (Nordjysk) Iconography in which I combine biblical motifs with tiny, strong text bits from the Bible and tiny, strong text bits from the oeuvre of late hymn writer Simon Grotrian.
Continuously exploring Nordic (Nordjysk) Kintsugi, the art of repairing, uniting, with gold.
Jeg Ler, February 2021
I exist, and you search.
The ‘I’ in the hymn is God. The fact that the line doesn’t translate well is part of the poem’s superiority. ‘Findes’ means be discovered, be found as well as exist, be. ‘Leder’ in Danish means leader and leading as well as searching.
The chance involved in the ceramic process is very dear to me. I perceive cracks and flaws as divine interventions and welcome them to play a central role to the final ceramic output.
Privileged with a beautifully located showroom in Silkeborg, Central Denmark and welcome visitors by appointment. Nordic (Nordjyske) Icons, sculptures, a few vases as well as a recently finished series of 5 sculptural candleholders, Bifald, are on view. Paying homage to Simon Grotrian.
Made 4 pieces during the spring lockdown of Denmark, they were finalised in August. Continuously exploring Nordic (Nordjysk) Kintsugi and oddly themed pieces.
Recent pieces carry this quote in Danish by hymn writer and poet Simon Grotrian (1961-2019), Digte, 2019 (Herman & Frudit), my translation:
one step forth can lead to many things
including The Spirit’s hug made of all air
et skridt frem kan føre til så meget
også Åndens kram af lutter luft