Danish Ceramics and Glass, Puls Gallery
From Denmark With Love is a celebration of Danish art, craft and culture – is an event connected to the Danish EU-presidency and is part of the official cultural programme of Denmark.At Puls Gallery, ceramic work by Malene Müllertz and Stine Jespersen is on show. At Ampersand House you will see glass pieces by Tora Urup, Pernille Braun, Stine Jespersen and Tobias Mohl – and ceramics by Bente Hansen, Merete Rasmussen and Marie T. Hermann.
Some highlights by Annette Sloth from Puls Gallery in Brussels, curating the show:
Merete Rasmussen Soft and dynamic at the same time… Merete Rasmussen’s hand-built wall pieces and free-standing sculptures are with no begin and no end – just one long movement with twists and loops. The colours are bright yellow, green, red, blue…The surface looks like velvet but is hard as a rock – it’s ceramics.
Tora Urup Massive heavy glass glass bowls with a delightful subtle pallet of colours. An inner bowl floats in the bigger – is there water or empty space between the two bowls? – no, but layers and layers of blown transparent glass. Tora Urup has developed this stunning technique together with the most skilled glass blowers in Czech Republic working at Novy Bor.
Pernille Braun Meters of circular chains with blue glass pearls on cobber thread are suspended in the electric kiln. Gravity and heat does the work. Pernille Braun’s circular composition has transformed itself into a dramatic square – a glacier of melted glass in a frozen moment – the wall piece Circles and Squares is born.