Birthe Flexner

I grew up in Denmark, influenced greatly by the Danish Design Movement of the 1950s. I was exposed everywhere to the simple lines, love of material and honest craftsmanship, in art classes, in my home and in stores around Copenhagen. The inspiration for my pottery comes from this heritage. I am also influenced by the Shaker and Bauhaus esthetic and people like Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. I love working with clay and creating pots. The process is always evolving, and I find it inspiring. There is always something new to learn and try. The studio is a warm and quiet place where I can escape from the world and quickly be engaged and lose myself in creativity. I am so lucky. Beatrice Wood is my model, working in the studio to the end.