b. 1958, Danish Ceramist / Designer
Ole Jensen graduated as a ceramic designers from the Kolding School of Arts and Crafts in 1985 and from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. Since then, Ole Jensen has exhibited in a variety of venues, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen. Over the years, Ole has worked with many manufactures, including Normann Copenhagen, Muuto and Royal Copenhagen. Ole Jensen mainly finds inspiration for his products by paying attention to everyday life and his close surroundings. One of the ways in which this is reflected is his preference for practical objects that relate to everyday life and the body. The things are developed in a process resembling a craft process: made by hand in clay and other readily available materials. Always with an eye for rationales or phenomena occurring in the process that may later be converted to serial production.
Hot Water Bottles
Hot Water Bottles is a soft container that is filled with hot water and placed on or near the body. Typically used to soothe stomach pains or muscle aches, “or if you feel under the weather or simply need some warmth,” says Ole Jensen, adding that the product might be “particularly relevant in cool climates and difficult times”. The product is made in natural rubber and gilted brass in a process where a clay shape is dipped repeatedly into liquid natural rubber. The rubber is treated with a thin coating of silicone for durability. The stopper is hand-made in gold-plated brass with a screw thread. Hot Water Bottles are produced in collaboration with Latex One, jeweller Lars Glad, Rasha Sager & Saxenfelt Natural Rubber Products in a limited edition of ten in two different shapes.