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Guldagergaard, Denmark

International Ceramic Research Center 2011

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“During the summer of 2011 I was an Artist-In-Residence for 7 weeks in the charming town of Skælskør, Denmark, at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramic Research Center”. Kim Dickey, Sten Lykka Madson and Akio Takamori were among the artists sharing studio space with me. This scene presents images of the work of these artists in front of the Apple House Gallery that houses works of visiting international artists.”

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Sebastian – Sangen om langfart – Song about long voyages

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Made of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain fired to cone 10, with stains.
8.5 “ x 11″ x 6”

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“Harlequin & Columbina” cast in porcelain slip, electric and soda fired (cup on right) 3.5″ x 3″ x 3″

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“Here is my interpretation of the house where all the resident ceramic artists lived during September and October of 2012, the International Ceramic Research Center called Guldagergaard, located in the sea side town of Skælskør Denmark.

During our residency the studio was in a state of construction and we saw all kinds of wonderful state-of-the-art-of-ceramic improvements, and inside the house as well. Mette, our dynamic director, is shown here “steering the ship” with happy artists working together and cheering each other on. And the weather demanded wearing layers of clothing and was often wet and rainy, but beautiful with starry skies at night. ”

These folks are the talented artists that lived in the Guldagergaard House, the International Ceramic Research Center, with me. We cooked meals together, shared our stories, and cheered each other on as we pursued our new creative explorations in clay. This illustration shows an interpretation of the experience of living there. To me the house was like a boat that we navigated through the construction of improvements to the clay studio. We often had rainy weather and dressed in layers, with boots.

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