Ane Christensen

b. 1972

Ane Christensen's works in a variety of different metals, such as sterling silver, 18 ct Gold, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and brass. Her interests focus on the principle of restriction and the extension of the possibilities within such a constraint.

"My work explores the boundaries between functionality and sculptural form. The starting point for all my work is the simple geometry of spun forms, tubing and flat sheet, which I then "interrupt" and deconstruct using piercing, scoring and folding and hand forming. I continue to draw inspiration for my work from the urban landscape. Especially from building sites, "negative spaces" between buildings and architectural decay".

Christensen works within a range of subjects and scales, from candlesticks and fruit bowls to abstract vessels and large scale sculptural pieces. The majority of her recent work has been the result of applying a strict set of rules throughout her design and work process. The starting point for each piece of work is a single piece of metal, to which she will either add or remove elements.

Christensen was born in Denmark and studied for her Master's degree at the Royal College of Art. Her works can be found in international public collections including The Crafts Council, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. She lives and works in London.

Ane Christensen
Introverted Bowl by Ane Christensen