Gurli Elbækgard trained classically as a ceramist at the Kolding School of Design and the Arts and Crafts School in Bergen, but it was the Norwegian mountains that opened the door for her artistic impulses. While she mastered her craft at the potter's wheel, she cannot help but push the limits of her material, testing what is possible to achieve in terms of color, shape and texture while using clay and glaze. "Norway opened my creative source," she says, "because the nature is so markedly different than in Denmark. Mountains, springs, rocks and woods sizzled and sparkled into my approach to the clay. I was fascinated by the ugly side of aesthetics, the detail's outrageous miniature proportions. Fascinated by focusing on small scale, where the stone's neat patterns suddenly appear, or where the different shades of moss are realized."
Pil Bredahl is the Adorno curator of design destination Copenhagen. Geomorfologi - Bluetop by Gurli Elbækgaard is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Copenhagen. As a local and recognized design expert Pil Bredahl's curation is a quality assurance that buying from Gurli Elbækgaard is a safe investment in the most important design from Copenhagen right now.