Scan Magazine | Experience of the Month | Denmark
Tucked away in an old fruit plantation in Skælskør lies Guldagergaard, one of the world’s leading centres within ceramic research and training.
Experience of the Month, Denmark
Denmark’s local, global powerhouse of ceramics Tucked away in a historic farmhouse in Skælskør lies Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Center, one of the world’s leading powerhouses within ceramics. The centre is visited by some of the world’s best ceramicists, who work, exhibit and network in the beautiful settings of the old fruit plantation. By Signe Hansen | Photos: Guldagergaard
The serene, 100-year-old fruit plantation Guldagergaard is visited by 200 of the world’s most talented ceramic artists every year. The artists are drawn to the centre not just because of its world-class facilities, but also thanks to its reputation 102 | Issue 92 | September 2016
for excellence, which was embedded in the institution by its founders, six female ceramists. “When it comes to ceramics, we are one of the eight leading centres in the world. Our artists-in-residence come here to find peace and time for immersion
but also because we have facilities that can’t be found anywhere else,” explains director Mette Blum Marcher and adds: “The women who set up Guldagergaard had a vision of creating an international powerhouse to strengthen and promote Danish ceramics, and that’s very much what we have done and are still doing.” Guldagergaard has a maximum of ten artists-in-residence every month. Most artists end their stay with a public exhibition at the centre and many also
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