Copenhagen-based ceramist and designer Ole Jensen will provide insights into his process transforming everyday materials into contemporary forms. Jensen will include examples of his own designs that contain both the special and the general.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Register at: generalandspecial.eventbrite.com
“It is an never-ending challenge to make things that can be perceived as new and special. But it is not always a question of coming up with something completely new and never seen or done before. It can actually be a lot of fun to rediscover. The forgotten, the overlooked, or repressed. As when completely ordinary red clay and primeval forms reveal themselves in a strange way with topical actuality. Or when the ordinary everyday – actions and use – are no longer triviality and down-to-earth function, but assume shape, as a sensual and poetic gesture”
About Ole Jensen
Ole Jensen is a ceramist and designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is educated from The Arts and Crafts College in Kolding and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Since 1985, Jensen has taught at several design schools, exhibited his works in museums including Designmuseum Denmark, Victoria and Albert Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others. He is the recipient of a number of design grants and awards including a Life-long Honorary Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation and has been involved in numerous product design collaborations, such as Royal Copenhagen, Normann Copenhagen and Muuto.
This event is held in conjunction with The Future of Fixing, on view at Benchspace Gallery & Workshop September 2, 2016 – January 20, 2017.
The Future of Fixing was originally created by From-Now-On and adapted and curated by Marilyn Zapf of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
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