Bodil Manz: Exploration of Form
24 May - 1 September 2013
Bodil Manz is a world renowned Danish ceramicist. Her work utilises the gentle fragility of eggshell porcelain and dominance of utilitarian white and block colour to create breathtaking vessels. The exhibition traces Manz’s engagement with the cylinder, beginning with her use of colour and pattern to experimentations with the shape and texture on the surface of her pots. The cylinder is a familiar form produced for thousands of years by countless makers. To reinvent it and make it your own is challenging, yet something Manz consistently achieves. The exhibition includes previously unseen new works and most pieces are available to purchase.
Manz has had solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam, London and New York and in 2008 was honoured with a major retrospective exhibition at the Kunstindustrimuseet in Copenhagen. In 2007 she was awarded the Grand Prize at the 4th World Ceramic Biennale, South Korea. Works are available to purchase with the ArtFund Own Art Scheme.
- Photograph © Brahl Fotografi, Denmark