Stine Jespersen is born in Denmark in 1976 and has studied ceramics and glass at Danish Design School in Copenhagen, Saint Martin's and Royal College of Art in London.
On her very first exhibition at Puls she shows both ceramic and glass pieces.
“From tubes and coils I chop and tear off pieces of clay, then pinch and press them together around plaster forms or in moulds. This act of repeatly chopping, tearing, pinching and pressing creates a rhythm and a flow as slight variations between the elements naturally appear. It is like visual music.I explore ideas and concepts by making series, groups and multiples in different themes and variations. The use of repetition has been important in my recent work, where I repeat the same elements, building new forms each time. The slight variation between the repeated elements draws the viewer in, as they discover the unexpected in the familiar.Working with ceramic archetypes, such as the bowl shape, provides an access point for the viewer, and from here I can twist their understanding. It is syncopated, like playing against an underlying beat. Working with contrasts is a key inspiration, whether in color and texture, order and chaos, or by combining industrial processes and hand building.
In my glass pieces you find the ordered structure on the inside as a contrast to the outside.Loosening up is a group of glass objects where translucence is being explored. The idea is to let the object become more and more translucent towards the edges to the extent that it almost disappears. The system or construction is loosing up.”