Copenhagen-based ceramist Anne Black graduated from Kolding School of Design in 1996 and was told to “go find a real job.” Fifteen years later, she and her husband Jesper heads up a multi-million kroner enterprise with production facilities in Vietnam and a porcelain brand that’s second only to Royal Copenhagen. Except Anne Black’s contemporary and playful designs are entirely crafted by hand, using natural materials, and the company’s approach is decidedly personal, fair trade and earth-friendly.
Now Denmark’s top independent ceramic artist and designer, Anne Black has become a household brand name in Scandinavia and renowned across Europe. And so she is ready to take on the U.S.A.
With simple forms and delicate, understated graphical decorations, Anne Black creates unique and personal collections that are contemporary, yet classic, clean and distinctive. A product of the minimalist Scandinavian design tradition, the Anne Black collection includes jewelry, vases, cups, bowls, trays, knobs, and other home decor. Entirely manufactured by hand, using natural materials, each product reflects the designer’s respect for a classical material, porcelain, as well as an earth-friendly approach to production.
A few of her tabletop pieces from her varied collections:
And a glimpse at some of her jewelry which includes finger rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets:
All design and concept development takes place in Copenhagen, where Anne Black is based. Today, products are manufactured by hand in Hanoi, Vietnam in a workshop developed in partnership with DANIDA, the Danish International Development Agency, and in accordance with fair trade agreements.
For U.S. Sales and Marketing Contact: Tina Vennegaard, Terra Firma/Los Angeles at 310-745-1040 or by email at [email protected]