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Josephine Mette Larsen

Resident Artist - Current

I believe in process. I perceive this time frame to be an entirely forgiving and unmistakably insightful segment in my ceramic-based practice. Always allowing myself to be both mentally and physically immersed in the process — this essential push and pull between myself and the material, clay, is where my experience of being a craftsman is enriched.

Infatuated by notions of scale and composition, I am interested in the embodied experience attained when meeting three-dimensional matter. The affect of material existence is what drives my practice (not “effect” as in the repercussion of a cause) but affect meaning, the initially visceral, raw and immediate bodily response to a physical manifestation.

The forefront of my practice is attentive to form, shape, line, and space — fundamental yet instrumental notions from which my hypotheses derive.

Bio

Josephine Mette Larsen is a Danish-American ceramicist, born and raised in the U.S. to a mother and father who immigrated from Denmark in the 90s. The last 10 years, split living periodically in the U.S. and Europe, have been dedicated to her education and work experience within the field of ceramics. Larsen’s education in ceramics reflects her bicultural background as she holds a BA in design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Denmark and an MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA. The specific context of Denmark, however, has been instrumental in the establishment of her artistic identity as it carries a long history of high quality craft and design. At the nucleus of Larsen’s practice is a strong sense of craftsmanship.