Gutte Eriksen Exhibition, Clay Musuem Denmark
I was interested to read about an important exhibition coming up first thing in 2018 featuring the work of one of my favourite Danish Potters of the 20th Century – Gutte Eriksen.
The Clay Museum in Denmark has an exhibition running 17th January to 27th May 2018 celebrating the work of Gutte, who would have been 100 years old in 2018. A summary of the exhibition translated From the Clay Museum website:
CLAY Keramikmuseum Danmark wishes to focus on her significance as a major pioneer in Danish ceramics history – both by giving an insight into the artistic heritage that she left behind and by presenting a selection of the students who have been past Gutte Eriksen’s workshop or the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in the periods during which she taught. These include Hans Vangsø, Anne Fløche, Buller Hermansen, Inger Rokkjær, Lotte Glob and Lis Ehrenreich.
With a selection of works from the museum’s own collection, the museum seeks to give a nuanced picture of Gutte Eriksen’s ceramic life-work – a life in which she predominantly circled the craft of the ceramics, the archetypal foundations of the ceramics and variations in firing techniques and glazes.
As a potter, Gutte Eriksen was extremely active and creative life throughout. Early in her career, she achieved great international attention and recognition with numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. Characteristic of her ceramics are the simple forms in combination with her powerful glazes.
Well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. The pictured images are pieces I have had, not ones from the exhibition.