Morten Løbner Espersen (°1965 in Aalborg, Denmark). He is one of the most successful Danish ceramists of his generation. Since he graduated in 1992, he has had a large number of important exhibitions. His style of expression is a very personal one, which he has been faithful to throughout his career and is still exploring today.
Morten Løbner Espersen explains what he has installed for Puls Contemporary Ceramics:
“I am once again making a series of vessels in the simplest of shapes: the cylinder, a harmonious, precise and neutral form. A shape I have been going to and from since 2000, always returning with new curiosity, surprised that it has so many faces, new elegance or new unseen disharmonies, depending of how I proportion the opening and the height of the work. Often I make many of the same size, because the same size can change radically to the eye depending of what kind of colour and surface the glaze builds up. I let the glazes invade the simplicity by a chaotic surface in all varieties and textures.
I see this group as a hymn to all vessels made before me. I find great joy in the ceramic history which is a rich source of inspiration, and a history to comment upon. It is a love story that grows along with my passion for clay and glaze, and the infinite possibilities I keep discovering in this amazing material. Beauty is my aim in all my vessels, but I try to challenge my own preconceived ideas of what is good or bad. Every work must contain both.”