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Biography: Marie Worre Hastrup Holm

Marie Worre Hastrup Holm

Marie Worre Hastrup Holm of Arhus, Denmark, used her 2006 residency at The Studio to add to her series Reminisce, free-standing glass stones which offer a visual and tactile experience. Twenty of the pieces Holm produced became part of a major exhibition of Danish glass later that year at Holsterbro Art Museum and Sofienholm, Copenhagen. Holm describes this collection as blown forms which are “diamond cut and tenaciously carved with the sandblaster to create rough organic marks, surfaces are etched and edges polished.” She has been blowing glass since 1992, producing the work of well-known glass artists in Denmark, England, and Iceland, while developing her own work, style, and artistic voice. In 2003, she earned a BA in Visual Arts and Painting from Camberwell College in London. In addition, Holm co-curated, designed and oversaw the exhibition Wearing Glass, Contemporary Jewellery and Body Adornment, London, 2006.

Both her Scandinavian background and British Fine Art education influence her work. Her glass bears evidence of minimalist simplicity with great sympathy for the qualities of the material and questions of functionality and concept. Holm creates blown glass objects, ranging from sculptural work to aesthetic, yet highly functional items for the home or office. She lives and works in London.