Aage and Kasper Würtz are a father an son team of ceramists are behind the brand Würtz. They are based in Denmark, and are increasingly sought-after for their hand-thrown and hand-glazed designs. You’ll find their beautiful products in numerous, top notch establishments. If you get the chance to eat at Noma, the world’s best restaurant, your meal will be served in a Würtz’s creation.
I love the pictures featuring their collection – There is something ethereal about them. A beautiful simplicity.
“Würtz ceramics — typically made of stoneware, occasionally of porcelain — possess a leading-edge 21st century aesthetic, yet each piece is created completely by hand, using mostly ancient wheel-turning and glazing methods.
Würtz tableware, in particular, exhibits certain signature characteristics, such as an assured inner-outer ratio, a subtle concavity even in the flattest dinner plates, unexpected rims, moody colorations, random flecked and mottled surface effects, and a robust heft that makes each piece a delight to hold in the hand.
All in all, the Würtz style is simultaneously contemporary in design and archaic in the crafting. It’s been described as timeless but is also future-oriented in the way it supersedes both heavily floral traditional fine china dinner sets and early 21st century minimalist white faience.”
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