Simon Lund Koefoed
Simon Lund Koefoed was born and raised on the beautiful island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, in close contact with its versatile nature. After 10 years in exile, he returned to study at the Glass and Ceramics School on Bornholm, an internationally renowned craftsman training (today a part of the Danish Design education). After graduation, Koefoed established himself on a property in the small town of Rø, with his family, workshop and store.
Koefoed has participated in exhibitions at various art associations both in Denmark and abroad.
The fascination for clay and its inherent characteristics is the focal point of Simon Lund Koefoed´s ceramic work. The last 10 years he has worked exclusively in porcelain.
Koefoed has developed his own techniques for making ultrathin, translucent works with varying surface structures. The wonderful objects are made by the artist all through the process, from the liquid state of the clay, to its leather hard and dry stage, all the way to the finished, burnt mode.
Porcelain is the cleanest, whitest and the most finely grained of all clay types, and when fired at 1280 degrees it´s grains sinters so close together that it obtains great strength. Therefore, the works are not as fragile as they first seems. If you allow light to shine through the thin walls of one of Koefoed´s unique bowls, it will bring a poetic extra dimension to the visual impression.
The focal point and basic shape of Simon Lund Koefoed´s works is often the bowl, the simplest and most beautiful archetype to present structures, textures and patterns. He finds that nature offers the most amazing patterns and structures, where beauty emerges from the tension between system and chaos. It is often nature´s principle of simplicity and controlled randomness, Koefoed searches for in his works.
The works of Koefoed´s signal lightness and ease, despite originating from heavy and compact clay. He particularly likes to work with the added dimension porcelain has when it is thin and becomes translucent, thereby optically emphasizing surface textures and patterns.