Merete Rasmussen


My work with abstract sculptural form is currently taking two directions:

- the double walled pieces where I work with solidity contra inner space, concave and convex surfaces together with sharp edges.

- the ‘single’ walled pieces, mainly asymmetrical with one line (edge) running through the whole form, connected.

They are often built in three connected parts; three being both a strong number and a balanced repetition of form.  The pieces are individual, although I like displaying them in a group. Even though the forms are sometimes complex, they all embody a certain simplicity and strength. To emphasize the form I use a matt surface and toned down colours.

Stoneware is my chosen material for its qualities – I like to challenge the material and my own skills by building complicated shapes; fragile in the building, drying and firing process which upon firing attain the strength to be handled and positioned without support.


Education & Qualifications
2000-05 MA Ceramics, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark
(2004 Student exchange, Glasgow School of Art, UK)
2000 Kolding kunstskole, Denmark
1997-99 Ceramics, Oestra Grevie Folkhoegskola, Sweden

Exhibitions

2009,
Collect; The Scottish Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Origin, London, UK
Made it, Contemporary Ceramics - London Design Festival 2009
15a Galerie & Beeldentuin, Lochem, The Netherlands
Vanguard Court Studios, The Scottish Gallery, UK
Spring at Lund Gallery, Easingwold, UK
Form and nature, Sussex Barn Gallery, UK
Ceramic Art London 2009, Royal College of Art, UK
2008,
Mouvemments Modernes Gallery at Art Design London / fiac, Paris
Origin, London, UK
Material, 15a Galerie & Beeldentuin, Lochem, The Netherlands
Formed, Comtemporary Ceramics, London, UK
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
Danish Ceramics, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Afresh, gallerytop, Matlock, UK
Paysages en fusain, Galerie Fusion, Toulouse, France
2007,
Showcase - V&A Shop, Victoria&Albert Museum, UK
Showcase - Contemporary Ceramics, London, UK
Ceramic Art London 2007, Royal College of Art, UK
Gifted, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,  Bovey Tracey, UK
Hoestsamling,  Galleri Pictor, Sweden
Territories, The Study Gallery, Poole, UK
Esperanto, Brick 5, Vienna, Austria
Colourful Ceramics, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, UK
Sommerspiele, craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany
Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, UK
True to form, The Grace Barrand Design Centre, Nutfield, UK
Keramik i Kolding, Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
Cavaliero Finn, London
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley, UK
2006,
Ceramic Art London 2006, Royal College of Art, UK
Public Art at Canary Wharf, London, UK
Network, The Danish Museum for Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, UK
Plateaux Gallery, London, UK
2005, 
The International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
Designer Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004, 
TERRA Gallery, Kikinda, Serbia
Katrinegadesalen, Kolding, Denmark
2003, 
OICS, Oslo International Ceramic Symposium/Student Exhib,Norway


Commission / Public Collections
National Museum of Scotland
Crafts Council Collection, UK
FNAC National Fund of Contemporary Arts, France
TERRA, International Sculpture Symposium, Serbia and Montenegro
Guldagergaard, The International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark


Awards / Memberships

Crafts Council Development Award, 2007
Professional Member of Craft Potter’s Association, UK
Member of CAA Contemporary Applied Arts, UK

Exhibitions

Archive

2009

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