Playing with Fire: CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark

Playing with Fire: CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark




It all started with a visit to the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen about 30 years ago. British potter Edmund de Waal was faced with an old-fashioned display case with a dense grouping of Axel Salto’s ceramics. There they were, side by side, these strange vessels with spikes and glazes that seemed to be moving as if still in flux; odd things that avoided anything he had ever seen before. They were not traditional vessels with decorations on the outside, but were somewhere in between inside and out. They were vases that seemed to be ‘growing on the spot’, as Axel Salto puts it.


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