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Biography: Susanne Jøker Johnsen

Susanne Jøker Johnsen
Susanne Jøker Johnsen

Susanne Jøker Johnsen is an artist, teacher and exhibition curator. She is the project director of European Glass and Ceramic Context at the Royal Danish Academy, School of Design at the Bornholm Art Museum. She has been on the faculty at the Glass and Ceramic School in Bornholm, Denmark, for many years, where she is now visits a guest teacher.

With respect for good craftsmanship, her work explores the intrinsic merits of glass such as optics, texture and tactility. By working with the specific qualities of glass as a material and with reference to the Scandinavian tradition of decorative design, she creates objects in glass such as vases and bowls where colors, pattern, texture and form in combination with clear crystal make the objects appear both organic and yet defined in form.

She was trained at the Kosta School of Glass and has apprenticed with master glass blowers Jan Erik Ritzman and Sven Åke Carlsson in Transjö Hytta, Sweden, and has taught at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

She is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work is in the permanent collections of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Hempel Glass Museum, Museum of American Glass, and Museum of Glass Tacoma.