School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Nina Hole

Born: 1941, Denmark   Died: 2016

Ceramicist. She trained at the Art and Craft School, Copenhagen and Fredonia State College, New York. She lives in a small coastal village in Denmark but maintains strong links with the USA and the international ceramics scene. Her work is best known for performance firings of house sculptures which she developed since 1994. These are slab built edifices that explore aspects of herself, which seh refers to as Lego house. Her method of using slabs as modular building blocks enable her to make very large sculptures which she raku fires in situ wrapping the structure in a blanket of high temperature refractory fabric that acts as the kiln during the firing. The element of risk in the creative approach that she uses is an important aspect of her work. She uses a number of assistants and considers the process, including the stimulating communal experience of working with a group of people, as important as the final product. Fired through the night, the spectacular effect of the glowing form as it is unwrapped is the peak moment of the event. In 1997 she was a demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth where she built and fired one of these house-structures.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

A Full House C1332 Ceramics