Turi Heisselberg was born in 1963 in Denmark and is very active in the field of ceramics, as an artist, as a teacher at the Design School in Kolding and as a co-founder of the gallery Exhibition Venue for New Ceramics in Copenhagen.
In her ceramic works, Heisselberg is preoccupied with shapes and the interactions or contradictions that arise between them. She uses archetypal ceramic shapes as a starting point, like vases and pots, but then makes variations on them. The forms are held back and understated and almost appear like rough geometrical shapes, but sometimes glide into a more organic expression.
In the exhibition at Puls, Turi Heisselberg is showing two series of vases and pots. One series consists of combinations of cones, assembled into small, close, static pots and slim, high vases, whose snapped shapes create a rhythmic interplay. Opposite them is a series of undulating and organic shapes, consisting of small, nearly closed pots and high vases that are striving upwards.
The character of the shapes is underlined by mat sintered slips in soft earth colours, whereby the colour becomes an integral part of the shape and much more than an added surface.