I would like to take a moment to write a few words about Nina Hole, an incredible ceramicist whose unique work I have been following and admiring since we were introduced in 2009.
I was in Denmark that year, doing a residency at the wonderful Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center. Nina was one of the founders of Guldagergaard, along with Priscilla Mourizen and a few other ceramics enthusiasts.
Her monumental ceramic sculptures impressed me from the very first. She developed a totally original process of building and firing huge sculptures in the outdoors. Each of Nina's sculptures were not only stunning as a finished work of art - the process itself was a beautiful spectacle of clay and flame.
In addition to being a founding member of the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Nina was also a founding member of the CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art in Denmark. She was also a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and the Danish Artist Union.
Though I did not know Nina very well personally, when I heard the news of her passing I felt the loss very deeply as a woman and as a ceramic sculptor. She has left an enormous body of knowledge and work for all the world to learn from and enjoy. Please take a moment and read a bit about Nina Hole, a woman with a singularly unique vision who worked to build community and foster growth and exploration in the field of ceramic sculpture.