Porcelain figurines, 2008. Material: porcelain. Colour: white. Dimensions: 27 x 15 x 30 cm.
Louise Hindsgavl, ceramist, b. 1973.
“I enjoy reinterpreting the porcelain figurine and studying the potential inherent in the genre. Through my work, I hope to be able to challenge stereotypes and spring the porcelain figurine from its perceptual pigeonhole. In my opinion, the genre of conversation pieces has a considerable untapped potential for world commentary. It is a ceramics genre with many virtues and pretty figurines in its weighty baggage. But the figurines are harmless, expressive of a pretty and idealised world. I would like to see this world in a different light.”
1994-1999: Design School Kolding, ceramics and glass, Institute for One-off Pieces
1997: School of Ceramics, Caldas da Reina, Portugal
Representations and selected exhibitions:
2008: The Edge of Innocence”, Drud & Køppe, Copenhagen
2007: Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
2007: National Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim
2006: Victoria and Albert Museum, London