We are very pleased to be new stockist of Tina Marie Bensten beautiful ceramics.
Below is a bit of information about the designer and some insight into production and her workshop.
Tina Marie graduated from the Design School Kolding in Denmark in 2005 with an MA in Ceramic Design and has been working as an independent ceramist ever since. Up until last year Tina Marie made all her products by hand in her workshop in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, but as popularity for her products grew she knew she had to expand production to keep up with demand. One of the key requirements she knew right away was that she wanted to keep production in Denmark.
“It gives me great joy and satisfaction to expand production, but to keep it in Denmark. It may sound over the top, but the thought of being part of keeping and developing know-how and creating jobs in my own country is very appealing to me.” Tina Marie Bensten
Through a colleague she found a workshop on the small island of Langeland in the southern part of Denmark. This workshop, consisting only of a husband and wife team, now carry out the casting, first firing of and also some of the hand painted colouring of Tina Marie’s products. It took several visits to each other’s workshops and the sharing of knowledge and techniques to ensure that everything ran smoothly. One of the things Tina Marie did have to teach the ceramists on Langeland was how to hand paint as this is a more unusual feature of her products.
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Take a look at more of Tina Marie’s work on her website here…