HI and welcome to my page
My name is Tina Austen, and I am a Copenhagen based artist and ceramicist.
I graduated in the summer of 2017 with a masters degree in Ceramic design at KADK (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation) with my artpiece "On Your Plate - Ceramic Taste to Each His Own".
As an artist, I work mainly with various ceramic materials including plaster, and I love to experiment and push the materials to their limits. Through experiments I try to create beautiful shapes and vibrant colors that both pleases the eye and has an edge of social commentary to it. I like my art to be both thought-provoking as well as prime examples of what an amazing material clay is and what it is capable of. My creations and my creativity stems mostly from when I am working with the clay, when I have my hands working with the material, which is also why I rarely work towards a specific image or result. What I create is therefor a fluent proces, which is the reason why I feel I put my personality and my views on the world into my art.
I like to create something aesthetic and beautiful with a chaotic edge. To me, beauty lies in the contrasts, so fine an detailed structures and vibrant colors are often matched with the heavy black clay which creates an image of duality. I put a lot of value in the shapes and form I create, and mostly it will resemble something we see in everyday life - but with an edge to it. The issues and problems I see in the world we live in is something I incorporate in my art, which means there is almost always a hint of criticism towards our use of the earth and its ressources. Consumption, animal wellfare and our treatment of the environment is something that is very much on my mind and a topic I want us to discuss through art.
2020 Statens Kunstfond - Kunsthåndværk & design (Crafts & Design)
2018 Statens Kunstfond - Nye talenter 2018 - Kunsthåndværk & design (New talents 2018 - Crafts & Design)
2017 Interview i Magasinet Kunsthåndverk, Måltidet
Design ETC, Gennemtænkte Løsninger, Design 4 juli 2017
2015-2017 Den Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering, København – Keramisk Produktdesign (MA)
2016 ”Skulptur og samarbejdsprojekt” med atmosfæreleder Tania Baagø, Copenhell, København
2012-2015 Den Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering, Bornholm – Keramiklinjen (BA)
2014 ERASMUS student (udveksling 5. Semester ), Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University – Keramik og Glas Design, Istanbul, Tyrkiet
2014 Praktik hos keramisk kunstner Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, KADK, København
2014 Assistent til Ph.d. studerende Flemming Tvede Hansen, KADK, København
2012 Højere forberedelseseksamen (HF), KVUC København