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Meet the teachers


Davide Ronco

Davide Ronco (IT), is a graduate of the Ceramic MA at the Royal Danish Academy and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. His practice is grounded on material research and solid craftsmanship within the field of contemporary art and experimental design.


Elisabeth Bondo Martin

Elisabeth graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation.


Emilie Bobek

Educated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Holland and now based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her practise focuses on function and material. The works explore the relations between products and our societies. Questioning how we navigate within systems and how we determine the way in which we interact with everyday objects. She works as an artist and teacher in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Christian Rask

Bachelor student at KADK and designer with great curiosity for the material. Christian has been in internships with, among others, Lars Rank and K. H. Würtz.


Mia Maya Christophersen

Mia Maya graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of fine arts, school of design as a ceramic designer and trained as a porcelain painter in Royal Copenhagen. She is the owner of Mia Maya Design, where she develops and produces artisanal ceramic design products for both the commercial and domestic markets. At her workshop in Copenhagen, all the products are produced by hand, using techniques such as slip-cast, hand throwing, and brush painting. Through experiments with materials and techniques, she develops forms, glazes, and decorations which are based on a simple and functional idiom. “When I teach, I love passing on the techniques I have learned over time. I find it very interesting to see what kind of results can spring out of an otherwise traditional technique when applying a creative and innovative approach. Also, I find it inspiring to follow the journey that my students go through when learning about ceramics, whether they are complete beginners or working at a more advanced level”.


Ida Odgaard

Ida Odgaard is a trained a ceramist from the Danish Design Academy. In my ceramic work, I like to focus on shaping and working with form. I am specially interested in the intersection between aesthetics and function. In my craft, I try to create useful and beautiful things, that can elevate situations in the everyday life. I mostly throw pots, because I love throwing and because each pot gets a unique handprint through the craft.


Szabina Locki

Szabinas ceramic journey has started in Hawaii while apprenticing in a wood workshop. After finishing her education as a furniture maker she gradually transitioned from wood to clay. Today she runs a small, personal studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the creative practice she focuses on form, function and process on a multisensory level. With her objects she explores simplicity and playfulness. Her work reflects the intersection of curiosity and familiarity. “ In my world fabrication and craft goes hand in hand with design. I see myself flourishing the most when I have the opportunity to learn new skills and explore new possibilities. While teaching I would like to pass on this energy and motivate others to dive into a tactile language while playing with clay.”


Signe Schmidt

Signe Schmidt is an outgoing, committed, and passionate teacher and potter. Signe has previously taught at Kulturhuset Vesterbro in turning courses for adults and turning workshops for children and at FOF. In addition, Signe has taught at the Ceramics School, where she has especially held courses in relation to the production of Japanese Matcha bowls.


Han Nguyen

Han Nguyen, before becoming a potter she used to mill about in the game industry as a game designer of educational games and an artist in Denmark. During a career break she discovered clay, which has since turned into a career change when she found herself on a path that led deeper into the world of ceramics. Since that muddy meeting, she spent an autumn at Bornholms højskole, an internship at WAUW design and then committing herself to 2½ years in Clay College at the heart of the potteries in Stoke-on-Trent to hone the craft of producing high-quality handmade ceramics. Her time in the UK has introduced her to a great variety of styles and techniques, in particular the energy and playfulness of slipware as well as the craft and effortlessness of the old country potters, which has informed and shaped her making process.