Hanne never ceases to surprise us. She has several creative "personalities" as seen in her works. Whether she creates simple, useful items or extremely complex handmade pieces of exquisite texture, each piece tells a story of great beauty. I first spotted Hanne's work in Copenhagen in 2007, taking images of my favorite pieces. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we share Hanne's works with our U.S. friends.
Graduated from Skolen for Brugskunst (School of applied Art) now Denmark’s Design School in 1991. Since then I have had a studio in the heart of Copenhagen.
I work partly with applied art and partly with one-off objects most often in porcelain.
I make everything by hand in my studio, to me the nuances and texture are important elements and the little discrepancies in my work are very welcome, it creates life and gives every object its own character.
I am very absorbed by the materials themselves and it is to a great extent the surprise, the fascination, the depth and the beauty in the materials and their possibilities that has been my inspiration for new ideas and forms that arrive in abundance from studying the new as well as the older experiments I get out of the kiln.
I am fascinated by light and shadow effects and presently I am amongst other things working on one-off pots that I call ‘light catchers’ which are pots in porcelain in which I cut holes in the mite and subsequently fill out the holes with glaze. It creates pots that change visually depending on the intensity and direction of the light (that falls upon them).