Ceramics by K.H. Würtz
Danish craftsmanship by K.H. Würtz at Andreas Murkudis
K.H. Würtz is a ceramics studio run by father and son Aage and Kasper Würtz in Horsens, a provincial town on the Danish Jutland peninsula. Their entirely handmade ceramic tableware is a favourite not only among Andreas Murkudis’ customers but also a variety of restaurants, including noma in Copenhagen, which has been awarded Best Restaurant in the World four times.
Broad and simple forms with eccentric glazing in earthy colours range from cups to an array of bowls and plates to vases and other unique objects. Although shapes and colour codes are set, each item is special. Or as Kasper puts it:
'The movements are never really the same, there are always variations in the surroundings.'
The pieces are handmade using ancient wheel throwing and glazing techniques. Whereas Aage Würtz has seniority over the throwing, his son Kasper takes care of the contemporary colourations. The recognizable concavity of the pieces, as well as their random flecks and mottling, are characteristic of their distinct aesthetic. Especially for the unique pieces commissioned by galleries and restaurants, K.H. Würtz continuously experiments with glazing techniques, for example, shaving foam is applied to the ceramic to create unforeseeable structures in the glazing. The stoneware has a certain kind of weight to it, making its handling somewhat archaic. Just as the workshop is a creative, busy, yet functional space full of joy, K.H. Würtz tableware should be used with pleasure in everyday life.