Josephine Mette Larsen
I believe in and value process. This segment of my ceramic-based practice is abundant in ideas and experimentation - unrestricted and creative freedom - where right and wrong simply do not exist. Thinking through materials, I receive and respond to the information at hand, revealed by the process. This essential push and pull between myself and the material, clay, is where my experience of being a craftsman is enriched – mentally and physically immersed in the process.
I appreciate that the material I work with challenges me as much as I challenge it.
The forefront of my practice is attentive to form and space, fundamental yet instrumental notions from which my hypotheses derive. I am interested in scale and the embodied experience attained when meeting 3-dimensional matter. The affect of material existence is what drives my practice, meaning the (initially visceral), however, raw and immediate
Josephine Mette Larsen is a Danish-American ceramicist, born and raised in the U.S. to a mother and father who immigrated from Denmark in the 90’s. Her life and career thus far have truly been an amalgamation of cultures – clay has led the way for Josephine the last 10 years, both physically, conceptually and in regards to her location in the world. Undertaking 5 years of schooling and thereafter residencies in the U.S and Europe, a dedication to the material and the journey of learning is ever-present. Josephine’s education within ceramics reflects her bicultural background as she holds a BA in Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Denmark and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA. Moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 2022 to undertake a long-term residency at The Clay Studio, Josephine is a full-time practicing artist alongside teaching ceramics classes at The Clay Studio and at Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, NJ.