Merete Rasmussen

Merete Rasmussen Ceramics - Contemporary Ceramics Magazine

View Merete Rasmussen’s works featured on Ceramics Now Magazine

"I work with abstract sculptural form. I am interested in the idea of one continuous surface, with one connected edge or line running through the whole form. Clear, clean shapes; soft smooth curves in contrast to sharp edges; concave and convex surfaces; the discovery and strength of an inner/negative space - these are all form expressions that appeal to me and results in my continuous exploration and expression in many different variations.

My sculptures are either asymmetrical or with a repetition of form:

- Asymmetrical where I mainly work with the idea of continuous surface. The form has only one side and one edge connected throughout the shape.
- Repetition of form with three symmetrical parts that are connected; three being both a strong number and a balanced repetition of form. The negative space - the shape of the space in between, is equally important.

My work is hand built in coiling technique. Stoneware is my chosen material for its qualities - I like to challenge the material and my own skills by building complicated shapes; fragile in the building, drying and firing process which upon firing attain the strength to be handled and positioned without support.

I often get an idea for a new form while working on another. I also find my inspiration in form I see in nature as well as architecture and design; clean curves, sparse decoration, simplicity. To emphasize the form I use a matt surface and monochrome colours.

I was born in Denmark but grew up in Sweden. I returned to Denmark to study at Design School Kolding in 2000, and moved to London in 2005 after graduating. I have since then predominately worked with sculptural forms.” Merete Rasmussen

Merete Rasmussen's C.V. (resume) - View her works

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
2008 - Ceramic Symposium Tel Hai, Israel
2005 - Network, The International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark
2000-2005 - Designskolen Kolding, Ceramics MA, Denmark
2004 - TERRA, International Sculpture Symposium, Serbia and Montenegro
2004 - Glasgow School of Art, student exchange, Scotland
1997-1999 - Oestra Grevie Folkhoegskola, estetiska linjen - keramik, Sweden

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Crafts Council Development Award 2007
- Member of Contemporary Applied Arts, UK
- Fellow of Craft Potter’s Association, UK
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
- National Museum of Scotland
- Crafts Council Collection, UK
- FNAC National Fund of Contemporary Arts, France
- TERRA, International Sculpture Symposium, Serbia and Montenegro
- Guldagergaard, The International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011 - ‘Fables Contemporaines’ Mouvements Modernes/ Dutko Gallery, Paris
2010 - Two person show, Puls gallery, Brussels
2010 - ‘Summer Pavilion’ Gallery Lilly Zeligman, Laren, The Netherlands
2010 - Solo show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2010 - Collect 2010, Saatchi Gallery, London - represented by The Scottish Gallery
2010 - SOFA New York 2010, represented by CAA
2010 - ‘Contemporary Ceramics’, Galerie Besson, London
2010 - Focus, CAA, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2010 - Ceramic Art London 2010, Royal College of Art, London
2009 - ‘Vessel’ New School House Gallery, York
2009 - Origin, London
2009 - ‘Made it’, Contemporary Ceramics, London Design Festival
2009 - Solo show, 15a Galerie & Beedentuin, Lochem, The Netherlands
2009 - The Scottish Gallery at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
2009 - ‘Vanguard Court Studios’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 - ‘Spring Show’, Lund Gallery, Easingwold, UK
2009 - ‘Form and Nature’, Sussex Barn Gallery, West Dean College
2009 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, UK
2008 - Mouvements Modernes Gallery at FIAC, Paris
2008 - ‘Form and Texture’ Contemporary Ceramics, London
2008 - Origin, London
2008 - Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2008 - ‘Danish Ceramics’ The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 - ‘Material’ 15a Galerie & Beeldentuin, Lochem, The Netherlands
2008 - Cavaliero Finn, Orchid, London
2008 - ‘Afresh’ gallerytop, Matlock, UK
2008 - ‘Paysages en fusain’ Galerie Fusion, Toulouse, France
2007 - ‘Sommerspiele’ craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany
2007 - ‘Gifted’ The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, UK
2007 - ‘Decadence’ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2007 - ‘Hoestsamling’ Galleri Pictor, Aengelholm, Sweden
2007 - Cavaliero Finn, Jeanie Avent Gallery, London, UK
2007 - ‘Ceramics now’ Milton Gallery, London, UK
2007 - Showcase V&A Shop, Victoria&Albert Museum, London, UK
2007 - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley, UK
2007 - Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics, London, UK
2007 - ‘Esperanto’ Brick, Vienna, Austria
2007 - ‘Territories’ The Study Gallery, Poole, UK
2007 - ‘True to form’ The Grace Barrand Design Centre, Nutfield, UK
2007 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2007 - ‘Colourful ceramics’ Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, UK
2007 - Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
2007 - The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, UK
2007 - ‘Keramik i Kolding’ Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2007 - Cavalierofinn, Open House Weekend, London, UK
2007 - Ceramic Art London 2007, London, UK
2006 - Plateaux Gallery, London, UK
2006 - Public Art at Canary Wharf, London, UK
2006 - Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, UK
2006 - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley, UK
2006 - The Danish Museum for Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 - Ceramic Art London 2006, London, UK
2006 - ‘Fluidity’ Victoria Fearn Gallery, Wales, UK
2005 - The International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark
2005 - Designer Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 - Contemporary Art Gallery, Kikinda, Serbia and Montenegro
2004 - Katrinegadesalen, Kolding, Denmark
2003 - OICS, Oslo International Ceramic Symposium, Student exhibition, Norway
2003 - Borgerhuset, Kolding, Denmark
2001 - Kunstforeningen Hilleroeds Hospital, Denmark
2000 - Malmoe Kommunala konstfoerening, Sweden
1999 - Falsterbo konsthall, avgaangsutstaellning Oestra Grevie Fhs, Sweden

Visit the artist’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. We do not own any copyrights unless specified.