Ivan Weiss (1946- ) is an important Danish ceramist, who was trained as a painter at the legendary Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, where he worked from 1972- 2003. Highly inspired by Japanese ceramic art and Chinese porcelain, Ivan Weiss is internationally acclaimed for his strong, yet delicate calligraphic vocabulary, his large-scale pieces and extraordinary colors.

His unique pieces are characterized by a combination of Scandinavian minimalism and Japanese heritage united by a strong contemporary dimension. His works have been exhibited in museums worldwide and are included in the permanent collections of many museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; The International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy; Dordrecht Museum, Holland; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland; Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen; The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art; Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark; National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, The Carmignac Foundation, France.

  • 1989
H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
Royal Copenhagen 
Unique piece

    Stoneware vessel
    1989
    H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
    Royal Copenhagen
    Unique piece

  • 1989
H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
Royal Copenhagen 
Unique piece

    Stoneware vessel
    1989
    H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
    Royal Copenhagen
    Unique piece

  • 1989
H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
Royal Copenhagen 
Unique piece

    Stoneware vessel
    1989
    H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
    Royal Copenhagen
    Unique piece

  • 1989
H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
Royal Copenhagen 
Unique piece

    Stoneware vessel
    1989
    H: 136 cm W : 77 cm
    Royal Copenhagen
    Unique piece

  • Ivan Weiss, born in 1946, is an important Danish ceramist and a contemporary master at making large, freely thrown and modeled stoneware vessels. His unique works are characterized by a combination of Scandinavian minimalism and Japanese expressionism. These pieces require a technical mastery of material, form and decoration in a physical and artistic balance, resulting in free sculptures. Ivan Weiss was trained as a painter at the legendary Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, where he excelled from 1972- 2003. Highly inspired by Japanese ceramic art and Chinese porcelain, Ivan Weiss is internationally acclaimed for his unique vocabulary combining free calligraphy with strong textures and vivid colors.

    Ivan Weiss works have been exhibited in museums worldwide and are included in the permanent collections of various important museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; The International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy; Dordrecht Museum, Holland; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland; Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen; The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art; Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark; National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden and The Carmignac Foundation, France.

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