Approved: 16.08.2006

Hanne Westergaard

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Clay has been my medium for over 40 years. I am influenced by Modernism, and while at art school in Copenhagen during the 1960s I was taught that there are strict rules about what should and should not be made. I have mellowed over the years and can now allow myself to experiment with works I previously would not have considered making, but I feel the responsibility to be careful about what I make.

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Workshops, Built environment, Community arts, Public art, Private commissions
 

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    Biography

    Clay has been my medium for over 40 years. I am influenced by Modernism, and while at art school in Copenhagen during the 1960s I was taught that there are strict rules about what should and should not be made. I have mellowed over the years and can now allow myself to experiment with works I previously would not have considered making, but I feel the responsibility to be careful about what I make. The world is full of objects, and I do not want to add to that multiplicity unless I feel that I have something worthwhile to say in doing so. I do not make as many pots as I used to, but perhaps I put more thinking into them.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions 2011 - Nature Observed, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 2009 - Nature Observed, Persistence Works, Sheffield 2009 - Winter Show, Working Woodland Gallery, Sheffield 2008 - Sand Prints, NWT Cley Marches Visitors Centre, North Norfolk 2007 - Sand Prints, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield 2004 - Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 2000 - Showcases, Rotherham Arts Centre 1998 - Showcase, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield 1996 - Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 1996 - Exhibition, Royal Danish Embassy, London 1994 - One Person Show, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 1989 - The Vase, One Person, Goldsborough Gallery, Knaresborough 1987 - Plates, One Person Sideshow, Rufford Craft Centre Group exhibitions 2013 - Open Art Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull 2012 - Gallery 41 - Opening Exhibition, Gallery 41, Watchet 2012 - Opening Exhibition , Gallery 41, Watchet, Somerset 2011 - Drawn by the East Coast, Studio 11 Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull 2011 - Open exhibition, Ferrens Art Gallery- Open Exhibition, Hull 2010 - Art in the Garden 2010, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire 2010 - Oriel Wrecsam – Applied Arts Showcase, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham 2010 - Re-Coefficients Dining Club, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 2008 - Derby City Open Art Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand Derby 2008 - Northern Light, The Craft Centre And Design Gallery, City Art Gallery Leeds 2008 - The Face Of The Earth, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall -Twigworth- Gloucester 2007 - Fundamentals, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield 2007 - Here and now, Persistence Works, Sheffield 2007 - New year showcase, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston 2006 - 15 anniversary Exhibition, Cupola Contemporary Arts, Sheffield 2006 - Christmas Show, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley 2005 - Christmas Cracker, The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 2005 - Take it Home, Persistence Works, Sheffield 2005 - Two Person Show, Bianco Nero Fine Art, Stokesley 2003 - The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 2003 - Christmas Cracker, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 2003 - The Bessemer Open, Sheffield Winter Garden, Sheffield 2002 - Potfest-in-the-Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria 2002 - Waterstones Art Gallery, Nottingham 2002 - Yellow, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield 2001 - Ceramics Showcase, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery 2001 - Porcelain, Cupola Gallery, Contemporary Art, Sheffield 2000 - Art in Clay, National Pottery and Ceramics Festival 2000, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire 2000 - Artspace 2000, Barn Galleries, Aston, Henley on Thames 2000 - Christmas Crafts, Piece Hall Art Gallery, Piece Hall, Halifax 2000 - Concoctions, Peacock Heritage Centre, Chesterfield 2000 - Danish Applied Arts, Hawker Gallery, The Maltings, Amersham, Buckinghamshire 1998 - South Yorkshire Open Exhibitions, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley 1994 - 'Looking Good In The Kitchen', Pen y Wern, Crun, Shropshire 1992 - Christmas Exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield 1992 - Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax 1992 - Trailblaze, Midland Station, Sheffield 1992 - Two Person Show, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 1991 - Cultural Festival for XVI Universiade, Globe Works, Sheffield 1989 - Three Person Show, Holmfirth Art Gallery 1988 - Three Person Show, Galleri Lonnebjerg, Denmark 1988 - Two Person Show, Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Denmark Site specific 2009 - Art In The Gardens, Art In the Gardens, sheffield