Open Studio with V&A Danish Ceramics Resident Malene Hartmann Rasmussen
Booking not necessary, free
Meet the V&A’s first Danish ceramics resident and learn about her practice, drawing on mythological creatures, fairy tales and the 16th century French potter Bernard Palissy.
Malene Hartmann Rasmussen’s mixed-media ceramic installations draw upon motifs from the domestic and natural world. Memories, daydreams and childhood nostalgia are all called upon by the artist, who weaves them together into a fairytale of her own making. By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds, her surreal narrative is an eclectic collection of ideas, comprising mythological creatures connected to nature, popular graphic culture and her own childhood in rural Denmark.
The focus of her V&A residency is the work of the 16th century French potter Bernard Palissy and the later majolica-ware produced by factories and individual potters around Europe.