Anne Mette Hjortshøj "Paying Honest Attention"

Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj lives and works on the small island of Bornholm, situated in the Baltic Sea.

This documentary gives a gentle and revealing insight into one of Denmark's leading potters. It follows Hjortshøj's daily life; collecting clay from the local beach for her glazes, throwing and making pots in her studio, and talking about the firing of her two chamber wood-fired salt kiln and its role in producing the decorative aspects of her work. We learn of her influences both within and outside of the Danish potting tradition and the inspiration she takes from the nature of the island.

Her pots are characterised by a quiet dignity, entirely in tune with her surroundings and with the greatest respect for both beauty and function.

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  1. Ahh, what a beautiful interview. Pottery is hard physical work but the rewards are numerous -you are master of your own space even though clay tries to dictate what you should do with it. The scenery around the island is just so amazing and Anne Mette spoke so succinctly and warmly about her passion. Wonderful interview. thank you to the crew and to Anne Mette.