Morten Løbner Espersen
1965 · Denmark
As one of the foremost ceramicists in Denmark, Morten Løbner Espersen’s vessels have seen great acclaim throughout the country and the world. Working within a minimalist mindset he still experiments with texture, colour, and light -- creating skin-like exteriors through the application of numerous layers of glaze, or fungi-like growths atop the ceramic. His organic forms are informed by the glaze, and not the other way around.
Born in Aalborg, Denmark in 1965, Morten Løbner Espersen currently lives and works in Copenhagen. He attended the Denmark Design School in Copenhagen from 1987 to 1992, during which he spent a year at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris, France.
Morten Løbner Espersen’s work can be found in the public collections of renowned institutions around the world, including but not limited to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The National Museum, Stockholm; Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.