When I first arrived in Simon's studio in a very small village in the very small island of Bornholm, the car seemed to stop by itself. I knew I would find something very special in this place, an ancient building of beams and stone walls. While we have only a few pieces in our collection at this moment, and two of the spider bowls, we adore Simon's stylistic versatility and the whimsical beauty of his very personal aesthetic. Simon's puzzle bowl? A visual treat!
My work is for the most part hand-thrown on the wheel. I create domestic ware with strong aesthetic qualities besides its useful qualities.
I like my work to have a strong and clear idea of the shape, and because of that, I often manipulate the thrown pieces into more organic and alive shapes. Reverse, I tend to maintain a simple shape when the surface structure or patterns are in focus.
My material is porcelain, white clean clay, that lightens up the colors. When it is fired to almost 1300 degrees Celsius, it is melting so hard together that it becomes translucent where the material is thin. I like to play with this effect in my sculptural works, where I explore the shape limits of the material.
I live and work on Bornholm, a beautiful Danish island in the Baltic Sea, well-known for its big variation of arts and crafts artists.
In 2006, I graduated from Danish Designschool, Bornholm, and built my ceramic studio and workshop at my home, where I live together with my family.
I am a member of Arts & Crafts Association Bornholm (ACAB).