Biography

H Ceramics, located in the freetown of Christania, is a small shared ceramic art studio run by Henrik Christensen and 5 other craftsmen. Henrik comes from a background of interior design, but has always been fascinated by ceramics. Since 2004, Henrik has been able to dedicate himself fully to ceramics.

Henrik is working with both stoneware and porcelain clay. With porcelain clay Henrik is able to create beautiful translucent pieces that capture some of the small wonders of the world. When working with stoneware the results come out more architectonic, raw and brutal.
At H Ceramics, experimenting with glazes plays is an important role for Henrik. There’s a fine balance between the shape of the piece and the complexity of the glazes, that he strives to achieve in every piece he creates.

In the clay and the art, Henrik finds contemplation, challenges, the courage to let go and the freedom to play. The clay is his inspiration and with it, he has the possibility to inspire others through his work.

 

H Ceramics holder til på Christiania, i et lille keramikværksted, der deles af 5 keramikkere. Henrik har en baggrund som boligdekoratør, men har altid været facineret af keramik. Siden 2004 har Henrik været fuldt dedikeret til sin passion – keramik.

Henrik arbejder både med stentøj og porcelænsler. Porcelænsleret giver Henrik mulighed for at skabe smukke næsten transperante værker, der er med til at indfange nogle af naturens små vidundere. Med stentøjsleret bliver resultaterne mere arkitektoniske, rå og brutale.

Hos H Ceramics spiller glasueren en stor rolle, og Henrik ekperimenterer ofte med forskellige glasurer. Der er en fin balance mellem formen på værket og kompleksiteten af glasueren, som han betræber sig for at opnå i hvert af sine værker.

Henrik finder fordybelse, udfordring, modet til at give slip, samt friheden til at lege med leret og kunsten. Leret er hans inspiration, og leret giver ham muligheden for at inspirere andre gennem sine værker.


 

Education

2007-2008          Studied under Michael Breum at The School of Ceramics, Copenhagen

2004-2007          Studied under Pia Bådstrup at The Danish Arts & Crafts Association.

 

Related experience

2008 – now          Daily leader at the ceramic studio at Christianshavns Beboerhus

2014-2015          Assisting Jane Reumert at “Guldagergård”, Skælskør

2013-2015          Assisting Gunhild Åberg & Beate Andersen at “Lille Strandstræde Keramik”

 

Exhibitions

2018          Current exhibition: The Grey Hair Factory, Kærsangerven 1, 2200 Copenhagen

2015          Congratulatory works, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

2015          Congratulatory works, Galloperiet, Christiania, Copenhagen

2012          Remarkable works, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen.

2012          Remarkable works,  Galloperiet, Christiania, Copenhagen.

2009          Ceramics on walls, Christianshavns  Beboerhus, Copenhagen

2007          Shortcuts, Salon NO!,  Copenhagen.

2007          Thinware, Galleri 24, Nansensgade, Copenhagen

 

Fellowships

2015          Member of the collective “The Ceramic Studio Christiania”

2012          Member of the artist group “Art in the city”

 

Henrik Christiansen working at his art studio in Christiania