Born and raised on the island of clay and granite, Bornholm, Denmark (1973), Christina Schou Christensen was exposed to both factory production and studio pottery as a child.
She played in the kaolin pits behind her child home, heard the explosions of the granite quarrys and was a child worker at the local pottery. This seems to have affected her urge to explore the ceramic materials. She is now living and working in a shared studio in Copenhagen – exhibiting world wide and teaches at a various design schools. Her main focus is the experimenting with glaze viscosity.
She explores the possibilities of the glaze as a malleable mass. The final design of her pieces are out of her control, since it happens at the highest temperatures in the kiln. The objects are a result of pure ‘laboratory experiments’, where she gets to know the behaviour of the glaze. These experiments turned out to have formgiving qualities that she still is pushing to the limits and develops.
Fetishism, Trapholt Museum. Kolding, Denmark
Design Days Dubai. Sofie Lachaert. Dubai
Collect, Sofie Lachaert, London
Flux, Boston Museum of Fine Arts. USA.
London Design Week, 19Greekstreet, London, UK
Shaping Fluid, Gallery Klejn, European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark
In Spe, Group Show at Grenland Kunsthall, Porsgrunn, Norway
Collective2, New York, with Dienst + Dotter, USA
Danish Design at the House. 40th anniversary of The Opera House in Sydney. Australia
Wonderland, London Design Week, at 19GreekStreet, London, UK
Soloshow at Sofie Lachaert, Belgium
Software & Glorified Ingratitude på Copenhagen Ceramics, DK
Working Grant from the Art Fond, Denmark
MINDCRAFT 13 - Danish Crafts in Milan
Solo Award exhibition at Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition, CopenhagenRecieve Grant Detlefs.
hidden talents, groupshow at Sofie Lachaert, Belgium
Working grant from the Danish Art Fond.
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, with Sofie Lachaert, London
Winner of the National Solo Award at the Spring Exhibtion, Copenhagen
Graduates Danish Design School.
Grant from the National Bank.
Part of the Art Fonds collection
Debut solo exhibition, Gallery Simply Modern, Copenhagen
Spring exhibition, Copenhagen