(CV at bottom)
About Marianne Gerlach
It is the elemental nature of ceramics that attracts and excites me.
The initial inspiration for my work comes from the natural world.
Having said that: I have no wish or intention of directly copying nature ... but a great wish to capture .... communicate ... and bring an ‘essence’ of nature indoors ... into the interior .... into where ‘we’ as so-called modern man tend to spend the majority of our lives.
I seek to work in the space between chaos and order .... or ordered chaos .... where I do not have the full control of the final visuals of the piece but leave it up to the material and to the work process itself to leave its mark too.
2012 Woodfired Landscapes - HDK Gothenburg, SE (July/August)
2011 Project Network at Guldagergaard, Skælskør - Danish Ceramic Research Centre
2011 BA from Danish Design School, Centre for glass and ceramics, Bornholm
2011 Internship, Paradis Keramik, v/Allan Warnes, DK
2012 2 months independent studiowork at Gaya CaC, Bali, Indonesia
2010 Exchange Student HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010 Internship, Paradis keramik v/ Allan Warnes, DK (5th semester, sept. 2010 - jan. 2011)
2008/09 Visiting artist/internship, Suvira Mcdonald, Goonengerry, Australia
2006/07 Apprentice, Cassius Clay, Balka, Denmark (Ceramic workshop and gallery)
2005/06 Bornholms Folk High School, (ceramic) , Denmark
2012 Gaya CAC, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
2011 The Apple House, Skælskør, DK - Group exhibition
2011 Europäisches Museum für Mordernes Glas, Coburg , D BAGraduation Show
2011 Form/Design Center, Malmö, SE - BA Graduation Show
2011 Designer Zoo, Cph. DK - BA Graduation Show
2011 Danmarks Designskole, Holmen, Copenhagen, DK - BA Graduation Show
2011 Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Rø, DK - BA Graduation Show
2010 The Rösskha Museum, Gothenburg, SE - 'PARAFRAS' , group exhibition
2010 Nääs Konsthantverk, Floda , SE - 'PARAFRAS-process', group exhibition
2009 Grønbechsgaard, Hasle, DK - Group Show / 1st. yr project at Glas og Keramik Skolen, Bornholm, DK
2009 Fusions Gallery, Brisbane, Australia - Curated Group Show
2012 Brødrene E., S. & A. Larsens Legat