Hansen, Ulla

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Ulla Hansen is born on April 29, 1953. Between 1974 and 1979 she studied at Det Jyske Kunstakademi.

Ulla Hansen is living and working in Denmark. Her adress is: Aldersrovej 31, DK 8200 Århus N, tel: +45 8616 6218, Mobil: +45 22344067, email: ulla&icnet.dk

Visit het website: www.ullahansen.com

Ulla Hansen is represented in The Netherlands by Galerie Loes & Reinier Deventer.

Pictures: Ulla Hansen in her studio, post-wheel work making bowl with frieze (source: her website).

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"My preferred shapes and forms are classical inspired by ancient, islamic and asian arts and crafts. My clay is the very sandy red clay from the South of Denmark. I mix and clean it myself and store it for more than a year before I use it. In my large trays and bowls I add stoneware clay. I throw all my pieces on the wheel, after which I pull or draw lobes, make facets, cut, shape and/or stamp bands. I give most pieces a slip - often several layers. I'm very fascinated by glazes and the hues derived from the slips and the ash and clay glazes. I use ash and clay glazes and the hues are derived from the slips : many types of different ashes like from beechwood, straw, oak yield different hues and colors. I much prefer light blue and green, turquoise colors. I fire my electrical kiln to around 1210° C until the clay crystallizes and melts body and glaze into one body. Reduction is quite heavy all the way to maximum temperature, which makes the clay very dark. Reduction is done with resinous wood."