Porcelain cups decorated with narrative motifs and objects. Hindsgavl’s cups are a personal comment on the minimalist style which has long dominated Danish ceramics. The cups and their matching saucers are decorated with a series of humorous naturalistic animal figures. The porcelain series is produced in several phases, where Hindsgavl moulds, casts and models the porcelain cups before decorating them and presenting the final result. A cup and saucer measure about 15 x 15 x 10cm.
b. 1973, Danish Ceramic Designer
Hindsgavl graduated from Designskolen Kolding in 1999 specialising in one-off pieces. Hindsgavl mainly works in porcelain. Her works have a distinctly narrative expression, both when she works with one-off pieces and with more utilitarian items. She wants us to experience the multiplicity of ceramics through her work, while at the same time stimulating our imaginations. Louise Hindsgavl feels that we often let the pre-determined images of others dictate our taste. She wants to change that tradition and to this end her works often have surrealist undertones, where she produces a form of alternative reality for the viewer to enter. Hindsgavl uses several ceramic techniques in her work – such as throwing, modelling and moulding. Her works are represented at several Danish museums including the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, the Museum of International Ceramic Art at Grimmerhus and the Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Applied Art, Design and Furniture Design in Kolding. In 2004 she received a grant from the Danish Arts Foundation. That year she also won the Danish ‘Biennial Award’ at the Craft and Design Biennial. In 2005 her humorous and original work was featured in two separate exhibitions at Galleri Nørby in Copenhagen and at Puls Contemporary Ceramics in Brussels, Belgium.