When did you open your own workshop?
In 2007, I rented my first studio space, which had a shop connected to it. In 2018 I opened my first studio and shop "Made Here" at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, which I shared with my good friend and fellow ceramicist Lars Rank. In 2022, I decided to move out of Copenhagen and open my very own studio and shop.
What are your sources of inspiration?
I am deeply inspired by nature, particularly its colours and repetitive patterns. I like to work with the third dimension of tactility and activate the sense of touch. The result is a collection characterised by a materiality that gives things a unique and bold statement.
© Louise Heisel
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
All the methods I use are based on traditional pottery techniques: my shapes are classic, but the tactile surface makes it new. Making my vases is a very long process, which I specialised in creating detailed modelled objects into slip casting moulds.
Can you tell us a memorable moment in your professional life?
I had just developed my dotted vases and went to my first art fair in Copenhagen, where I was spotted by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (Denmark), they wanted to stock my vases in their museum store. That was a big moment for me and for my career.