Why did you depart from the Danish ceramic tradition?
I wanted to pursue free sculptural forms to attract the observer's attention and imagination. From 2005 I broke with tradition and my works became more informal, with spikes and balls glazed in often provocative colours.
What’s the creative process for your series Tied-Up?
After I get the balls out of the moulds, I model them together and when the sculptures are dry, I sand them until they are completely smooth. Then the sculptures are glazed and re-glazed and fired up to three or four times to obtain a completely perfect, monochrome effect.
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Do you use technology at all?
I love a high level of craftsmanship and the traditional way of working. I build up my sculptures by hand, I make my own plaster moulds and I don’t use any kind of digital technique.
Has there been a memorable moment in your professional life?
In 2016, I was invited to the Queen of Denmark's gala dinner as one of only two ceramicists among other artists, actors, writers, ballet dancers and opera singers. It was simply an unforgettable experience and a great honour for me.