Mia is a ceramic artist from Denmark. She has always worked with clay but its only in the last 10 years it has taking over her life completely. First she trained as a goldsmith and worked in both Denmark and Ireland for many years, After she earned her BA in ceramics in 2015 from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art and Design, she has been on residencies in Denmark, Japan, Hungary, Finland and now Canada. She has her studio near Odense in a artist collective called Hollufgaard.
“I use clay as a narrative material and love working with the surfaces and textures. I’m fascinated how expressive the human body can be as a form and how we say so much with our body without the need of words. Animals do also emerge and I see them as a connection between humans and nature. I do draw inspiration from mythology and folklore and often use symbolism in my work. I leave most of the interpretation of my work to the viewer, but it tells stories from my everyday life and the figures live their own life on the edge of reality. I have a passion for woodfiring and the atmospheric firing together with the ash give my sculptures unpredictable surfaces and brings them alive. I love the collaboration with the fire and the kiln and I do enjoy to travel all over the world to fire different kind of woodkilns together with lovely and talented ceramic people.”
Project Network Reunion Invitational Residency 2022