Kia Handler Krøjgaard
Born 1985 in Herning, Denmark
Living in Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark
I started working with clay through a ceramic course in 2016. In the autumn 2017 I spent 2 months in a ceramic studio in Barcelona, where I worked full time on my own pieces. Since then I’ve had my space in a shared studio in Copenhagen where I keep exploring and creating.
My creations are usually rooted in nature, organic shapes and lifelike creatures. I study nature’s details, formations, colours, shapes and so on. I’m especially interested in the details which are not so easily seen. Such as high resolution insect images, growth formations, funghi.. I think it is really inspiring how everything is optimized for it’s purpose and similar shapes and patterns reoccour in different scale. One of the most beautiful things to me is a full life cycle, where all the earth’s species collaborate on using and generating ressources for the next link in the chain.
Besides creating ceramics, I have a Master degree in Design Engineering where I have worked with product design and 3D drawing. I use my creative methods from engineering to explore possiblities when working with clay, but my purpose with creating ceramics is completely different. My ceramic pieces are created with intention of expressing emotions and connection. With clay I have the freedom to create shapes without any other purpose than the expression itself.
- 2020 Nov + Dec: Ceramic exhibition at Herlev City Hall, Herlev
- 2019-2020: Ceramic pieces in Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery: www.coag.dk
- 2020: Window display in Copenhagen, Krusågade 5
- 2019 Oct + Nov: Ceramic exhibition at Agilent Technologies, Glostrup
- 2019 May: Participation in ceramic market at Absalon, Copenhagen
- 2019 October: Throwing course (3 days), Helle Hansen, Copenhagen
- 2018 September: Glazing course (1 week), Lauge Brimgiest, Ærø
- 2018 January – May: Ceramic course (12×3 hours), Lisbeth Holst-Jensen, Copenhagen
- 2017 October – November: Full time studio space (2 months), ElTorn ceramic studio, Barcelona
- 2017 January – May: Ceramic course (12×3 hours), Lisbeth Holst-Jensen, Copenhagen
- 2016 September – December: Ceramic course (12×3 hours), Lisbeth Holst-Jensen, Copenhagen