Nordic Ceramics and Poetry at the Bluecoat

Ceramics by Karin Eriksson
Ceramics by Karin Eriksson

A busy day today but in between taking the inaugural ride on the Liverpool ONE Wheel and attending the Go Penguin Party it was lovely to chill out in the hub at the Bluecoat . We arrived just as a Norwegian performer, Grethe Borsum, was about to start singing the poem Til Ungdommen (To the Youth) by Nordahl Grieg, then Bluecoat poet-in-residence, Nathan Jones, read his English ‘translated’ version. This was part of the NICE09 festival but also Grieg had a big influence on Malcolm Lowry so it links to the ‘Under the Volcano‘ exhibition which finishes here on Sunday.

Also as part of NICE09 there is a display of three Nordic artists in the Bluecoat Display Centre:

Merete Rasmussen – ceramicist (Denmark)
Merete is Danish and moved to London in 2005. Scandinavian design has influenced my work; clean curves, sparse decoration, simplicity. The broad ceramics curriculum at Designskolen Kolding provided me with the ability to use different ceramic techniques as well as a strong understanding of form. Sculptural form is where my passion lies and is the area I wish to continue exploring.

Karin Eriksson -designer/maker (Sweden)
Karin Eriksson is a Swedish based designer/maker of functional ceramics and one off interior pieces.Educated at the University of Uppsala and Stockholm in Sweden and at Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design in London, UK. Worked at Tullbergs advertising agency in Stockholm, set up as Karin Eriksson in London December 2000. Has since done design work for habitat, several collections for Karin Eriksson, private commissions and participated in exhibitions and trade fairs in the UK, US and Sweden.

Ninna Gotzsche – designer (Denmark)
Ninna is a ceramist primarly working with thrown porcelain, both as functional work and one off pieces. I am a member of the shop Nr. 4 in Aarhus, Denmark. Try having a look at news for upcoming exhibitions and find for galleries that stock my work.

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