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Charlotte Thorup

Charlotte Thorup Ceramicist
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Danish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+45 27389795
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The simplicity of repetition

  • • Charlotte builds architectural modules in clay
  • • She focuses on space, proportions, light and shadow
  • • She likes to combine different types of clay in her work

The Danish island of Bornholm, originally a place for fishermen, is today a kind of paradise for people engaged in art and crafts. Charlotte Thorup trained in ceramics here and now lives and works in a small harbour town on the island. Her work focuses on pattern and repetition, unique dimensions, contrasts and connections. Taking inspiration from the town's architecture and the symmetry of nature, she models clay sticks and forms them into simple modules to create minimalist compositions. Slight variations and imperfections create interest, while matt or glossy surfaces convey light and shadow effects.

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Works

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Sticks

This piece was created for the solo exhibition Uneven Spaces at the Ann Linnemann Gallery.The idea was to investigate simplicity and space in a simple construction.

Height 10 cm
Length 20 cm
Diameter 11 cm

Charlotte Thorup Ceramicist
Photo: © Anders Beier
Tubes & Stripes

This was made for the exhibition Ceramic Chinese Whispers. Charlotte was given a ceramic artwork by another ceramicist to draw inspiration from and create her own interpretation of the piece. This new artwork was then handed over to the next participant, thus creating a sort of artistic Chinese whispers.

Height 16 cm
Length 12 cm
Diameter 6 cm

Charlotte Thorup Ceramicist
Photo: © Anders Beier
Achitectural artwork

Charlotte finds interest in pattern and repetition, spatial dimensions and context. This piece is part of a series of works inspired by architectural structures in big cities and their symmetry.

Height 33 cm
Length 36 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Charlotte Thorup Ceramicist
Photo: © Anders Beier
Architecture Versus Nature No. 2

This is part of a series of artworks inspired by architecture and nature. The interest for Charlotte lay in showing dimensions, simple basic forms and repetitions.

Height 23 cm
Length 54 cm
Diameter 31 cm

Charlotte Thorup Ceramicist
Photo: © Anders Beier
Architecture Versus Nature No. 1

This is part of a series of artworks inspired by architecture and nature. The interest for Charlotte lay in showing dimensions, simple basic forms and repetitions.

Height 26 cm
Length 54 cm
Diameter 35 cm

Charlotte Thorup Ceramicist

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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. Home to many talented craftspeople, a day in Bornholm is a chance to discover traditional craftsmanship.
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