Heisselberg Pedersen, Turi

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Heisselberg Pedersen
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Turi Heisselberg Pedersen is born in 1965. She graduated from Kolding School of Design, Denmark, in 1990. She lectured at Kolding School of Design from 1994 – 2007 and is a co-founder of Exhibition Room for New Ceramics, Copenhagen. Turi opened her workshop in Copenhagen. She is also a designer for Kähler in Hørsholm. The artist is represented in museums and private collections such as Le Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Ceramique in Vallauris, France; the Designmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen; the Danish Arts Foundation and the Annie and Otto Detlef Foundation in Denmark (text: Art is a Way).

Images: Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, portrait (source Lys Punkt); group of three vases (source Art is a Way); group of three vases (source Artsy).

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Minimalist and expressive objects. They are inspired by organic forms and colors, undulating shapes, and geology. Turi Heisselberg Pedersen describes her works as follows: “In the interplay between culture and nature, my recent work is inspired by geological structures and crystal formations, but also by architecture, the edged rendering of a computer drawing, or folded paper shapes.” Her pieces are hand-modeled from stone and then glazed, which gives them a textured, rough, and distinct appearance. Pedersen adds: “Some of my works have expressive surfaces, with relief or fluted structures but most of them are simply just trying to express the inherent character and textual freshness of the clay.” (text iGNANT)