Claydies is a collaboration between us: Karen Kjældgård-Larsen and Tine Broksø. We work with ceramics, arts and crafts and design, and often we let the different fields interact. We are situated in Copenhagen NV.
We make products based on our wishes and ideals. Our work is conceptual, and it is primarily the concept that decides the outcome of the project.
We use topics far away from the traditional ceramic workfield to emphasize the story about the ceramic piece. Like when we did a fashion-show wearing ceramic bowls, presenting hair-styles, upside down on our heads.
The whole tradition of making handmade objects, and the art of the handicraft, is also of great interest to us. Often we explore different methods and old traditions in the arts and crafts field. The goal is then to give a specific working-method new life, and to make objects that let us reflect on our history.
Our conceptual approach has made it possible for us to work together within one artistic identity, and our co-operation, dialogue and common goal define the foundation of Claydies.