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Karin Mørch

Karin Mørch Glass sculptor
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Growing up a glassmaker

  • • Karin is from a glassmaking family
  • • Hers is a complex process of creation
  • • She tries to capture movement in glass

Karin Mørch has dedicated her career to glass, just like her parents. Her father Torben Jørgensen has been active in glass for almost 50 years, not only as a famous designer and creator of glass objects, but also as a glass teacher and constructor of glass kilns. Karin's mother, Jytte Mørch, works mostly with glass pictures. As a teenager, Karin earned some pocket money helping her parents. Today she enjoys her father's help and advice as she pursues her own work, and has the luxury of using the different equipment in her parents’ glass workshop. Working with mould-cast sculptures, Karin's artistic vocabulary includes organic zoomorphic forms, graphical lines and soundwaves expressing movement.

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Works

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Photo: © Ole Akøhj
Amorphous Red

The concept of glass as a fluid, even when in solid form, inspired this series. The overall balance in the object and a search for subtle variations between the forms was key to its conceptualisation. The more the curve was stretched, the more interesting and tricky it was to make. The sculpture was kiln-cast before being ground, polished and sandblasted into its final form. The polished 'windows' allows the viewer to see into the sculpture, accentuating the depth and colours that come to life with the light.

Length 42 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 45 cm

Karin Mørch Glass sculptor
Photo: © Ole Akøhj
Amorphous Sequence No.9

This series of glass sculptural objects was inspired by Karin Mørch’s fascination with the Fibonacci Sequence. The possibility of making small variations within a big sculpture was a central inspiration for the piece. The sculpture was kiln-cast before being ground, polished and sandblasted into its final form. A polished glass 'window' allows the viewer to look into the sculpture and gives it more depth.

Length 37 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 40 cm

Karin Mørch Glass sculptor
Photo: © Ole Akøhj
Big Line Grey

This kiln-cast sculpture is part of Karin Mørch’s Line series, a playful collection which attempts to capture the graphical lines in a movement. Karin uses the same profile to create variations within the same piece and series. Once cast, each sculpture was ground, polished and sandblasted into its final form. The contrast of surface textures guides the viewer around the sculpture and adds depth.

Length 34 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 42 cm

Karin Mørch Glass sculptor
Photo: © Ole Akøhj
Big Pink Line

This kiln-cast sculpture is part of Karin Mørch’s Line series, a playful collection which attempts to capture the graphical lines in a movement. Karin uses the same profile to create variations within the same piece and series. Once cast, each sculpture was ground, polished and sandblasted into its final form. The contrast of surface textures guides the viewer around the sculpture and adds depth.

Length 42 cm
Width 11 cm
Height 36 cm

Karin Mørch Glass sculptor
Photo: © Ole Akøhj
Tag Line

Graffiti and calligraphy have always fascinated Karin Mørch and were central inspirations for her Line series. While each piece in the series is a separate creation, Karin’s photographer has captured the three pieces together, accentuating their graffiti-like quality. This shows a completely different side to glass sculptures, as they resemble graffiti art in 2D, a tagline.

Length 110 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 22 cm

Karin Mørch Glass sculptor

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