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PotterLove: Birthe Flexner

PotterLove: Birthe Flexner
Birthe Flexner

How is it that some of the best potters are not more internationally recognised?!  One of my favourite potters, and one of the most talented, is Birthe Flexner.  I met her through my good friend, Judith Wagenseller, owner of the House of Clay in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

 Birthe Flexner’s Work
Birthe Flexner’s Work
Birthe did a workshop at the House of Clay and her way of combining thrown and slab elements, her glazing techniques, and her work with soft slabs is the basis for what I see many potters doing today.  She was a woman ahead of her time!!
Birthe Flexner’s Work 
Birthe is from Denmark and was greatly influenced by the Danish Design Movement of the ’50s.   Here is a bit about Birthe from this website.
Birthe Flexner’s Work
Her work is some of the best in the business!  Here is the link to Birthe’s website:
Click  here.

Be sure to click on over to Mud Colony for some more great inspiration!

Written by Marian Williams

3 Comments

  1. Anna · June 27, 2012

    I can see why you like her work. The lidded container and the jugs are wonderful..

  2. Linda Starr · June 29, 2012

    She was definitely ahead of her time, lovely work.

  3. Brenda · June 30, 2012

    Thank you for sharing! It’s the first I heard of her. Her work is lovely!!

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