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Movie day with our upcoming Ceramics Congress presenter, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen.

Want to get to know our upcoming Ceramics Congress presenter Malene Hartmann Rasmussen? This great video by Duncan Wright shows some inspiring behind the scenes views in her studio. We can’t wait to see what she’ll be presenting in May! (Malene Hartmann Rasmussen from Duncan Wright on Vimeo.)

The exhibition she refers to in the video can be viewed on her website: “Natur. Spor & Spejlinger” – CLAY Keramikmuseum Danmark (2021)

Artist Statement via her website: “I am working with mixed media sculpture, making and arranging multiple components into complex narrative tableaux of visual excess. The dialogue between components and the way one’s unconscious can direct the composition interests me.

I try to create a place beyond reality, a deceitful echo of the real world, that bends the perception of what is real. I want my work to look like a very skilled child could have made it, clumsy and elaborate at the same time. Initially the viewer may, mistakenly, be drawn to my figures thinking them to be toys; however closer examination reveals their rather darker narrative.
They invite you into an absurd and surreal world where things are not what they seem…
A frozen moment that indicate a story and mood but at the same time is open for the viewer to filter their own references through, to make sense and contribute to
the story themselves.

My aim is to create a visual poetry based on my own personal story.

Follow Malene on Instagram too!

And make sure to grab an early bird ticket for The Ceramics Congress before it’s too late!


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  1. I love the whimsy and playfulness apparent in Avesha’s beautiful handbuilt ceramics. Her work is very inspiring. Her account about moving to Scotland was fascinating. I would love to know more about her experiences there. The Ceramic world must be very different to the one that she left in the USA. My experiences in the UK contrasted very differently with the Ceramic world in Australia. Thanks for sharing Avesha.

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