Ceramic artists list
> Ceramic artists list 100. Tim Rowan 99. Graciela Olio 98. Michal Fargo 97. Ryan Blackwell 96. Ellen Schön 95. Francesco Ardini 94. David Gallagher 93. Elizabeth Shriver 92. Jason Hackett 91. Patricia Sannit 90. Bente Skjøttgaard 89. Steve Belz 88. Ruth Power 87. Jenni Ward 86. Liliana Folta 85. Kira O'Brien 84. Annie Woodford 83. Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso 82. Bogdan Teodorescu 81. Kimberly Cook 80. Paula Bellacera 79. Debra Fleury 78. Cindy Billingsley 77. David Gilbaugh 76. Teresa & Helena Jané 75. Marianne McGrath 74. Suzanne Stumpf 73. Deborah Britt 72. Kathy Pallie 71. Els Wenselaers 70. Kjersti Lunde 69. Brian Kakas 68. Marie T. Hermann 67. Mark Goudy 66. Susan Meyer 65. Simcha Even-Chen 64. Barbara Fehrs 63. Shamai Gibsh 62. Natalia Dias 61. Bethany Krull 60. Amanda Simmons 59. Arthur Gonzalez 58. Chris Riccardo 57. Akiko Hirai W 56. Johannes Nagel 55. Rika Herbst 54. Liza Riddle 53. Chang Hyun Bang 52. Virginie Besengez 51. Jasmin Rowlandson 50. Chris Wight 49. Wim Borst 48. Rafael Peréz 47. Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir 46. Cathy Coëz 45. Merete Rasmussen 44. Carol Gouthro 43. JoAnn Axford 42. David Carlsson 41. Margrieta Jeltema 40. David Roberts 39. Patrick Colhoun 38. Abigail Simpson 37. Signe Schjøth 36. Katharine Morling 35. Dryden Wells 34. Antonella Cimatti 33. Cynthia Lahti 32. Carole Epp 31. Blaine Avery 30. Ian Shelly 29. Jim Kraft 28. Wesley Anderegg 27. Connie Norman 26. Arlene Shechet 25. Young Mi Kim 24. Jason Walker 23. Peter Meanley 22. Shane Porter 21. Jennifer McCurdy 20. Yoichiro Kamei 19. Debbie Quick 18. Ian F Thomas 17. John Shirley 16. Grayson Perry 15. Vivika & Otto Heino 14. Georges Jeanclos 13. Daniel Kavanagh 12. Nagae Shigekazu 11. Matthew Chambers 10. Tim Andrews 9. Claire Muckian 8. Adam Frew 7. Maciej Kasperski 6. Roxanne Jackson 5. Keith Schneider 4. Celeste Bouvier 3. Tim Scull 2. Kim Westad 1. Sara Paloma

Marie T. Hermann

Marie Torbensdatter Danish Ceramics - Ceramics Magazine

View Marie T. Hermann’s works featured on Ceramics Now Magazine

“Looking around Marie Torbensdatter Hermann’s most recent exhibition of work, we may well have a similar feeling: that we are in the presence of pots that don’t quite need us. They are just fine on their own, thank you. Poised atop their handmade clay shelves, microcosms like the implacably calm still life paintings of Morandi, or set out in a neat ring on the gallery floor, these ceramic sculptures have a quiet assurance, an ease that belies the difficulty of their own making.

You almost have to remind yourself that it’s by no means easy to create this sense of completeness. The usual way of doing it is to make objects that are resolutely alien to everyday experience: the abstract geometries of De Stijl, the weird and hermetic object-poems of the Surrealists, the industrial quality of Minimalist sculpture, or the unearthly light and space created by artist James Turrell. While Hermann’s work is influenced by all of these art historical references, she appeals to something more humble and humane than any of them. As is true of most potters, even those working in the manner of installation artists, daily use is constantly at issue for her – either as a haunting presence or a conspicuous absence. The inclusion of two plates, one sunk into its shelf and the other just emerging, gratifies our expectations on this score, even as the closing off of vases at the mouth refuses it.

While her commitment to achieving a unified aesthetic impression is total, it seems to me that her greatest interest as an artist comes at the level of the detail. Yes, she knows she must (according to some modernist logic) ‘earn’ the right to create an interesting shape, like a sharp break in the profile of a vase, or a gentle curve in the rim of a plate. For her, these subtle touches have to make sense within an overriding context. There is nothing whimsical about them. But all the same, Hermann infuses these little maneuvers with a great deal of enjoyment – just as the slight sway of a violin or the mournful swell of an oboe might convey the emotion that a composer feels for his own symphony. Hermann’s pots may inhabit worlds of their own, and to that extent they stand proudly and resolutely apart. But through the deft and playful touches that are everywhere in this exhibition, we are let into something very human indeed: something not too far from bliss.” Glenn Adamson, Head of Graduate Studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, about Marie T. Hermann’s work.


Marie Torbensdatter Hermann's C.V. (resume) - View her works

2011 - Shades of days, Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, Il, USA
2010 - Stillness in the Glorious Wilderness, Matin Gallery, L.A, USA,
2007 - A joyful gathering of a defenceless legion, Matin Gallery, L.A, USA
- To the legion of the lost, Sixpm Project Space, London
2006 - The only thing I can think about is yellow, Egg Gallery, London
2005 - Matin Gallery, L.A USA

2011 - “Collect”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, May 2011
- “Overthrown: Clay Without Limits”, Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA
- “New Departures, New Transitions” , N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA, March 201
2010 - “På tværs”, St. Hof, Ny Tap- Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark, November
- 27AD Gallery, Italy
- The Butter Projects, MI, USA
- Kabinett 3, devening projects + editions, Chicago, USA
- Stop Start Repeat, The Anton Art Center, USA
- Gahlberg Gallery, USA
2009 - 27AD Gallery, Italy
- Devening Projects, Chicago, USA
- Jingdezhen International Ceramic exhibition, China
- Mint Gallery, London, UK
- Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
- Egg Gallery, London, UK
- Royal College of Art, degree show, London, UK
2008 - Sir John Soanes Museum, London, UK
- Helen Beard Project Space, London,
2007 - Royal College of Art, London, UK
- Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2006 - Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen, DK
- Joanna Bird Gallery, London, UK
- Harley Gallery, UK
2006 - Origen, London, UK
- Henley art space / Cultural Connection. U.K
2005 - Blackwell, U.K
- Hatfield house, UK
- Ashgate Gallery, UK
- Henley Artspace, U.K
- Gallerytop, “New Domestic”, UK
- Crafts Council, U.K
- New Designers, London, UK

2007-2009 - Royal College of Art, MA, London
2003-2007 - Studio manager to Edmund de Waal, London
2000-2003 - University Of Westminster, BA Ceramic, London
1999 - Skolen for Billedkunst, Copenhagen, DK

- National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010

2010 - The Anni and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ travel award for young experimental ceramic artists, Danish Crafts
2009 - The Danish Arts Foundation
- Augustinus Fonden
- Frimodt- Heineke fonden
- Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fon
2008 - Knud Højgaards Fond
2007 - Oticon Fonden

- Statens Kunstfond, DK
- Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum, China
- The Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor, UK

- Cooper, Emmanuel, Contemporary Ceramics; an International Perspective, Thames & Hudson 2009

- 2008 - Bath Spa University College, England, guest teacher.

2007 - Curator and co director of Sixpm Project Space, UK, USA, DK
2010 - Jury at the Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, Fr.

Visit Marie T. Hermann’s website.

→ View our featured ceramic artists list (posts).
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and like our Facebook page if you want to stay in touch with us.

© Photographs, written works or other media, are subject to copyright and belong to the artist or to Ceramics Now Magazine. Cannot be used without permission.

All work is copyright of respective owner, otherwise © 2014 Ceramics Now. Website powered by Tumblr.