Why did you become a ceramicist?
Because I am mad for clay, materials and the act of creation. As a child I loved to play with clay, and I am still passionate about new shapes, designs, ideas. I love contrasts and surprises, and to lose myself in one of a kind pieces.
How is your craft linked to your region?
It is light, bright and clearly nordic, and my patterns are often inspired by the natural occurrences around me.
© Sofie Anthonisen
What are your main sources of inspiration?
The sea, the sky, water, fossils and the materials themselves. I master the technique of creating moulds and I do many drafts before crafting a final piece. I am also inspired by light in relation to clay.
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
Everything I do is rooted in traditional ceramics, but I am not interested in old-fashioned ceramics. I enjoy adding suppleness and lightness to shapes and to let the clay become a playground for the glazes.