3rd - 4th February 2007
International Ceramic Research Centre
Guldagergaard was established as an international ceramic centre in the small Danish town of Skælskør in 1997. Guldagergaard has been working intensively with the Danish Museum of Art and Design, the Danish Art and Craft Association, and the Danish art and design educational institutions. Since 2005, Guldagergaard, West Zealand County Council, the Danish Museum of Art and Design, the Danmarks Designskole and the Danish Center for Design Research have developed a ceramic research program. In 2006, this resulted in a PhD stipend for ceramic research. In 2007 new facilities will include a large electric trolley kiln, gas kilns and a roof over all of the out-door kilns, and facilities for ceramic projects in combination with metal and wood. Guldagergaard are applying for extra funding for the artist-in-residence program to be able to offer Studio Residency Awards for specific ceramic projects and research.
Whilst in Copenhagen I also met with Troels Degn Johansson author of the paper titled ‘Art in the context of design, design in the context of art’ and Rasmus Nielsen of artist trio Superflex.
A great set of presentations and a great seminar, great people and much pickled herring.