Currently in the process of modeling some big jars for an exhibition at Kirsten Kjær’s Museum in North Jutland 5th. June.
The exhibition is a collaboration with the museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. I have been asked to choose one of five portraits of women painted (done) by Kirsten Kjaer – and to go into a dialogue. I have chosen a portrait of Dora Miehe, female circus director, painted 1932. I have had no doubts. It must be pretty adventurous to be in charge of a circus. In any case it’s not an ordinary profession. And certainly not for women. And most certainly not at the time. In other words: Dora is a strong and independent person, I like that. And what is equally important for my choise: her body has such a delicious form – just like a slightly bulky jar. In the portrait she’s wearing a big luxurious mink cape. It looks like at least, mink. White with black spots. So that’s how I’ll glaze my jar.
That’s my plan. A circus director jar. It’s so great to work with ceramics again!