Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ann Linnemann

If you're in Sydney I highly recommend getting along to see Danish Ceramicist Ann Linnemann's work at Helen Stephens Gallery. I first came across Ann's work at a Gulgong Woodfire Conference many moons ago and have been kicking myself ever since for not snapping up her exquisite pieces at the time. Fortunately for me Virginia Jones did, so I at least get to oooh and aaah over them now and then!

My second attempt at getting a piece of her work was foiled when I begged a friend who was traveling in Europe to drop by her beautiful gallery and studio in Copenhagen. She got very lost, and I ended up with a Hella Jongerius piece instead - which I certainly am not complaining about!

I'm particularly enamoured by her delicate functional works and tableware (images above), but she also works sculpturally and has done some beautiful collaborative works with Paul Scott (images below).

You can see more of Ann's work and what she is up to here.  The show opens tonight and runs until March 15th. Third time lucky perhaps?