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Turn Dish, Clay Tray

Both Lise Damsager’s products are characterized by clean and simple lines and shapes, yet all the pieces have an individual expression due to the hand-made approach. Her design process begins with drafting on paper, and then plaster blocks are cast and carved into models of the product concepts.

The vision behind the products is to challenge conventional understandings of usage and the users’ approach to table-setting and the serving of food. Turn Dish and Clay Tray are glazed stoneware with a carefully considered, simple and unique expression that lets them serve multiple purposes.

After the modelling stage, the round Turn Dish is biscuit-fired and wet-polished to produce sharp edges and lines. The rectangular Clay Tray is made by pressing stoneware clay into a plaster mould. The trays dry slowly, and then both the dish and the tray are polished, glazed on one side and high-fired. Finally, the pieces are polished again to make the surfaces smooth and soft. The two different treatments produce a duality in the products, and Damsager explains that the products do not have a front or a back but two sides of equal status.

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Lise Damsager Hansen b. 1973, ceramic designer

Lise Damsager Hansen graduated from The Danish Design School, the Line of Ceramics and Glass (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design) in 2002. She also studied at Københavns Kunstskole (Copenhagen Art School), the Sculpture Line in 1995. Damsager has received several grants, including a bursary from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2003 and a grant from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation in 2011. In 2007, she was awarded the silver Hetsch medal for products in concrete, and she has exhibited at Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Céramique in France and The Incheon World Ceramic Center in Korea. In 2001 she participated in The 1st World Ceramic Biennale in Korea, in 2007 in the Biennale for Craft and Design at Trapholt in Kolding, Denmark and, most recently, in Biennale de Ceramique Centemporain in France in 2012.

Lise Damsager mostly works in ceramics, concrete and wood. When she sets out to create a new product her working process begins at the drafting pad. Next, she folds models in paper before carving out the finished models in solid blocks of plaster. The development process is often lengthy, because Lise likes to work on the product models over a period of time until she gets the form just right. She makes multiple little changes, and when it feels right she makes the final mould. Most of Damsager’s products are cast in moulds, although some are wheel-thrown. She shapes her works in an interaction with the clay, where her mind runs free, and new ideas emerge all the time. Lise Damsager is also inspired by architecture and shapes in the street scene. Her works often have a sculptural and rustic yet minimalist expression. Damsager views her products as a discreet background, a stage or a podium for the flowers, food or fruit they are designed to present.

By same artist:
Stick Vase (CC_17, 2013)
Rectangle (CC_17, 2013)

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L:45,5 cm B: 15 cm, H: 1,5 cm
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L: 51,5 cm B: 21 cm, H: 2 cm
Glazed on one side: Spotted white/brown, blank brown
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L: 45,5 cm B: 15 cm, H: 1,5 cm
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L: 45,5 cm B: 15 cm, H: 1,5 cm
Glazed on one side: Spotted white/brown, blank brown
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L: 39, 5 cm B: 9 cm, H: 1 cm
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L: 39, 5 cm B: 9 cm, H: 1 cm
Glazed on one side: Spotted white/brown, blank brown
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img c-momo-01/Turn Dish
Dia: 28 cm, H: 4,5 cm
Glazed on one side: Spotted white/brown, blank brown
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Dia: 21,5 cm, H: 4 cm
Glazed on one side: Spotted white/brown, blank brown
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Dia: 15,5 cm, H: 3,5 cm
Glazed on one side: Spotted white/brown
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