Ane Christensen

Since graduating in 1999, the starting point for all my work has been to make each piece from a single sheet of metal.
Each idea begins as a ‘perfect’ bowl or sheet of metal, which I then, more or less brutally cut into and de-construct
This ‘economical’ working process and the challenge to stretch its limitations is a vital source of inspiration.
My latest work is a move towards a more abstract expression. The new range of bowls explores the subjects of optical illusion, negative space and the idea of ‘cutting a form’ out of a surface.

Born  1972 Denmark

1997-1999  Royal College of Art, MA in Metalwork, London
1995-1997  Assistant for silversmiths Howard Fenn & Alfred Pain, London
1993-1995  London Guildhall University, HND Jewellery Design, London

2006 ‘3 Year Work Bursary’, Danish Government’s Arts Foundation
2005 ‘Best New merchandise Award’, Goldsmith’s Company.
2002 ‘Star of the future’ Bursary Goldsmith’s Company

Recent exhibitions
2007 ‘Collect’ represented by CAA, V&A, London
2006 ‘To be…’ Kronborg castle, Helsingør, Denmark
2006 ‘A Cut Above’ Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh,
2005 Jerwood Exhibition, Crafts Council, London
2004 ‘Made in Britain’ CAA, London
2007 ‘Dragon Sculpture’ St George’s Hospital, London
2006 ‘Relief’ Wall Sculpture St George’s Hospital London
2003 ‘One Meter Fish Slice’ Seymour Rabinovitch Collection
2002 ‘Unwind’ Atrium Sculpture, Development Securities plc
2001 ‘Dialogue’ Wall Sculpture, Development Securities plc

Public Collections
Aberdeen Art gallery
Liverpool Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
Birmingham Museum
Crafts Council Collection
Goldsmith’s Company Collection
Fitz William Museum
Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen
Koldinghus Museum Denmark




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