Born in 1966, ceramist. He graduated from The Danish Design School and Designskolen Kolding in 1987 and 1990, respectively.
Photo: Danish Crafts 2009 /jeppegudmundsen.com
TIED - POWER is modelled stoneware with a black high-gloss glaze and red leather. In this work, which is constructed from spherical shapes, Steen Ipsen aims for an expression of forceful vitality. However, the work also strives for a graphic simplicity, underscored by the red laces, as well as a sensual undertone that speaks to the beholder's imagination. His vision was to "create a modern work in a design that is compatible with many architectural and interior design contexts, but which also expresses history and elements of primeval power."
In 2008, Steen Ipsen exhibited at XXth International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics in Vallauris, France, at SOFA in New York with Køppe Gallery, and at "Statistisk><Ceramics", Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. Over the years, he has received a number of prestigious grants, including grants from the Danish Arts Foundation for an impressive nine years as well as grants from Danmarks Nationalbank's Anniversary Foundation for several years. His works have been exhibited in important museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Musée Magnelli in Vallauris, France and the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen.
Steen works in ceramics on the basis of sketches/models that often explore the diversity and rich potential of spherical shapes. He finds his inspiration and ideas in architecture/design and city life.
Photo: Danish Crafts 2009 / Dorte Krogh