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Rick Gerner & Johanne Jahncke

Rick Gerner & Johanne Jahncke Glassblower
Contact
Danish, Dutch, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+45 42280005
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Creating colours from the earth

  • • Gerner and Jahncke make glass and ceramic utensils as well as artistic glass
  • • They were apprentices under Peter Ivy, Steffen Dam and Tobias Møhl
  • • They took part in the production of wineglasses for restaurant Noma

Dutch-Danish duo Rick Gerner and Johanne Jahncke met at the School of Design on the island of Bornholm, from where both graduated in 2016. But while Johanne has been fascinated by glass for as long as she can remember, Rick discovered his passion on Bornholm when he first came in contact with liquid glass. With a communal interest in geology “not from a scientific point of view but from an aesthetic perspective”, they examine soil from around the world and use this knowledge when creating glass and ceramics. This natural material has a very special role in their work. So special that they chose to settle in the Unesco World Craft Region of Bornholm, where the rich subsoil has generated a long artisanal tradition.

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Works

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Soil flask

This handmade porcelain flask was decorated with a glaze made solely of Icelandic soil that Johanne and Rick collected in different locations around the island. Part of a series, it is available in various shades, depending on the specific minerals the organic material contains. The colour palette of the collection demonstrates the richness and variety of nature.

Diameter 7.5 cm
Height 12 cm

Rick Gerner & Johanne Jahncke Glassblower
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Soil flask

This handmade porcelain flask was decorated with a glaze made solely of Icelandic soil that Johanne and Rick collected in different locations around the island. Part of a series, it is available in various shades, depending on the specific minerals the organic material contains. The colour palette of the collection demonstrates the richness and variety of nature.

Diameter 7.5 cm
Height 12 cm

Rick Gerner & Johanne Jahncke Glassblower
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Urchin

These hand blown glass vases were inspired by sea urchins and retrace their fictional evolutionary trajectory. Using classic Venetian colouring and glassblowing techniques, they were decorated with transparent and opaque dots in six different shades from brown to white, with a touch of turquoise.

Diameter 12 cm
Height 10 cm

Rick Gerner & Johanne Jahncke Glassblower
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Liquid Glass

Part of the Hand-Tool-Glass series, these glasses were hand blown by Johanne and Rick using a tool developed especially for this collection. The shape of these glasses expresses their desire to make the handmade process visible and highlight its irregularities.

Diameter 6.6 cm
Height 11 cm

Rick Gerner & Johanne Jahncke Glassblower

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Bornholm: the wonders of the craft island
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Situated near the coasts of Denmark and Germany, Bornholm is widely recognised as an island of craft. The home to many talented craftspeople, a day in Bornholm is a chance to discover traditional craftsmanship.
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