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With respect for good craftsmanship, my work explores the intrinsic merits of glass such as optics, texture and tactility. By working with the specific qualities of glass as a material and with reference to the Scandinavian tradition of decorative design, I create objects in glass such as vases and bowls where colors, pattern, texture and form in combination with clear crystal makes the objects appear both organic and yet defined in form.

Susanne Jøker Johnsen is an artist, teacher and exhibition curator. She is the project director of European Glass and Ceramic Context at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm / Bornholm Art Museum.
She has been on the faculty at the Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm, Denmark for many years, where she now visits as a guest teacher.
She was trained at the Kosta School of Glass and has apprenticed with master glass blowers Jan Erik Ritzman and Sven Åke Carlsson in Transjö Hytta, Sweden, and has taught at The Studio of the Corning Museum of GlassPilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
She is based in Copenhagen, Demmark. Her work is in the permanent collections of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Hempel Glass MuseumMuseum of American Glass and Museum of Glass Tacoma.

NEWS:

Dansk Design nu! – Designmuseum Danmark

Kraks Blå Bog – optagelse 2015

DG15 – Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

COLOURS – Hempel Glass Museum

NØW! – KADK i Milano




Susanne Jøker Johnsen