Over 40 years, Bodil Manz has perfected her ceramic art, with her wafer-thin, transparent cylinders as one of the high-water marks. The cylinders have been cast and are of white, translucent porcelain that is so thin that the outer and inner decoration merge to form a single composition. Bodil Manz has also, throughout her active life as a ceramist, experimented and sought new challenges of expression and technique, and has worked with such things as pictures of plaster, sand-cast porcelain and hand-made paper.

Bodil Manz, brief CV
Born 1943 in Copenhagen
Education: Danish School of Arts and Crafts (now School of Design) 1961–65
1966 Berkeley University art Department, California, USA

Own workshop since 1967 – together with Richard Manz (1933-1999)

Selection of study trips
Japan 1975, with several subsequent trips
Bahrain 1986
Syria, Jordan, Israel 1995
China 2004
Oman 2008

Industrial design
‘Facet’ service for Bing og Grøndahl Porcelain Manufactory 1983–1985

Membership of organisations includes
Académie Internationale de la Céramique, Genève.
The ‘Ceramic Paths’ group of aritsts 1985

Selection of grants and awards
Mino Japan, Gold Medal 1998
Ole Haslund Kunstnerlegat 1978 og 1985
Kunsthåndværkerrådets Årspris 1993
Sølvsmed Kay Bojesen og hustru Erna Bojesens Mindelegat
Brygger Carl Jacobsens Rejselegat , 2000–2002
C.L. Davids Legat, 2000
Thorvald Bindesbøll Medaljen 2001
Bayerischer Staatspreis 2003
Knud V. Engelhardts Mindelegat 2004
Anna Klindt Sørensens 2 årige legat 2001–2002
The 4th World Ceramic Biennial, Korea, Grand Prize
Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year study grant
Danish Arts Foundation’s lifelong honorary grant

Represented at such venues as
Los Angeles County Museum, USA
Kunstindustrimuseet, Helsinki
Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, Canada
Neue Pinakothek, München, Germany
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, USA
Ny Carlsbergfondet
Seattle Art Museum, USA
Tapei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

Ceramist Bodil Manz
+45 2427 1839

Photo credit Erik Brahl and Ole Akhøj