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Studio Visit: Slow Ceramics from Tortus Copenhagen


Studio Visit: Slow Ceramics from Tortus Copenhagen

July 12, 2016

Hidden off a quiet courtyard in the heart of Copenhagen’s bustling shopping district, you’ll find the calm oasis of Tortus Copenhagen. Here, housed in a 19th-century truss-style building, master potter Eric Landon follows a century-old tradition of Danish ceramics, creating timeless vessels the old-fashioned way, methodically, at his own humble pace.

Photography courtesy of Tortus Copenhagen.


Above: A leafy entrance.


Above: Dramatically proportioned, Tortus’s vases have a clean silhouette.


Above: Much like his ceramics, Eric’s studio represents a marriage of rich tradition and modern design.


Above: Perfect proportions.


Above: Master potter and designer Eric Landon sits in the studio’s doorway, which opens onto the sunlit courtyard. A graduate of the Danish School of Design, he’s been working with ceramics since he was 16 and has received a number of awards for his work.

Above: For Landon, Tortus is as much about the process, “the love of making and a passion for the materials,” as it is about the end result.


Above: Shelves display ceramics in the truss-style studio.


Above: Tortus’s finished vessels represent “a seamless dialogue between design and process.”


Above: The ceramics are for sale in a minimal showroom at one end of the studio. You can also purchase Tortus’s pieces at the online shop, Selected by Tortus.


Above: Rows of vases with richly layered glazes.


Above: Unfinished pieces await glazing.


For more of our favorite ceramic vessels, see Root System: Handmade Ceramic Plant Funnels from Alicja Patanowska and Icy Pink Vases from Ceramist Bjarni Sigurdsson.

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