Knotty Shape

Stoneware with slip glaze
39 × 18 × 21 cm

About the artist

Turi Heisselberg Pedersen was born in Denmark in 1965. She lives and works in Copenhagen. She trained at the Kolding School of Design, where she taught from 1994 to 2007. Turi Heisselberg Pedersen has been a constant presence in the Danish design scene for over two decades. In her career, she has focused on the vase as an independent sculptural object, with prolific production based on the concept of seriality. Her works are inspired by geological structures, crystal formations, architecture, and computer rendering; thus, she creates an abstract geometric landscape where each object is related to all others; each line, color, and surface is part of an ecosystem. Her works are in the collections of Musée National de la Ceramique Sevrè, Paris; Musée de la Ceramique, Vallauris, France; Designmuseum Denmark; Danish Arts Foundation; Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs' Foundation, Denmark; the Clay Museum of Ceramic Art in Denmark, among other museums. She has received numerous international awards, including the Gold Medal - Bayerischer Staatspreis - 2016 and the Annie and Otto Johs Detlefs' Foundation traveling grant in 2016.