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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Hanne Rysgaard

Residency at Sanskriti Pratishthan


• 1998 - 2001 University of the West of England-Bristol

MA in Ceramics and Digital Archiving

• 1995 -1998 University of the West of England- Bristol

BA(Hons) in Ceramics and 3D design


• 2005-2006 Ceramic Workshops for teenage mothers, Meriton School & UWE- Bristol.

• November 2005 Workshops with students at Almaty Arts Academy in Kazakhstan for the British Council

• 2002 - Current Co-founder and director of ‘blaze’, Ceramic Gallery & Workshop, Bristol

• 2002-current Member of ETC -Enamel Textile Ceramic- Applied Arts Research group, UWE-Bristol

• 1999 –2004, Ceramics Technical Instructor, University of the West of England Bristol


• April 2005 A series of 5 large Terracotta planters for Janet Haigh’s Arts Council research project

• March 2004 40 Slipcast porcelain Guinea pigs+ porcelain bowls for the Artist Daphne Wright.

• December 2001-June 2003 Ceramic/Enamel wall pieces for LloydsTSB IT-Headquarters in Southwark London, in collaboration with Carol Reynolds.

• June 2002. 3 sets of slipcast ceramic tableware for the British Council Collection.

• Spring 2001. Two enamelled tile panels for Bristol Children’s Hospital, as part of a large permanent installation co-ordinated by enamel artist Elizabeth Turrell.


Dec 06 ' Dear Santa' xmas exhibition @ Blaze, Bristol

June 06 Contemporary Crafts Fair Bovey Tracey, Devon

February-April 06 Dundee Contemporary Arts Dundee, Scotland

February 2006 'Fringe Exhibition', Devon Guild @ Collect Fair ,V&A London

Jan-March 06 'Table Manners' Crafts Council, London

Nov 05-Jan06 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth, Wales

October 2005 Chelsea Crafts Fair 2005, With the Crafts Council Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

June-July 2005 British Designer Makers craft2eu Gallery , Hamburg, Germany

June 2005 Summer Exhibition, Twist Art & Design, London

May-July2005 Blue, Teal & Silver Gallery Wiveliscombe, Somerset

April-June 2005 Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton

April-May 2005 ‘British Eccentrics; The Beetroot Tree Derbyshire

Dec 2004 ‘Sparkle’ Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Dec 2004 X’mas exhibition, Twist Art & Design, London

Dec 2004 Christmas Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

Dec 2004 X’mas exhibition The Hub, Lincolnshire

Ocober. 2004 Chelsea Crafts Fair 2004, With the Crafts Council Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

June 2004 Summer Exhibition, Twist Art & Design, London

Nov 2003-Jan 2004 ‘Kitchen Sink Drama’, Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Oct.2003-Jan 2006 ‘Everything But…’ The British Council Exhibition, Travelling South East Asia.

October 2003 Chelsea Crafts Fair 2003, With the Crafts Council Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Sept-Oct 2003 ‘This is Country’ bi-HAND, Bristol Aug-Sept 2003 ‘Seed’ Jelly Legg’d Chicken Arts Centre, Reading

June 2003 ‘Chintz ’, Made Gallery of Contemporary Craft, Bristol Jan-Feb 2003 ‘Get Fresh’, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon

Dec 02-Jan 03 Christmas Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

Dec 02-Jan03 ‘Always Floral’, The Pearoom Gallery, Lincolnshire

Dec 02-Jan 03 X‘mas Exhibition, Twist Art & Design, London

July 2002 ‘One Year On’ Crafts Council Exhibition@ New Designers 2002,London

April 02-Aug 03 Ceramic Contemporaries 4, NACHE exhibition, Travelling the UK during 2002 /2003.


blaze, Bristol

Mint, London

Designers Guild, Kings Road, London

Selfridges, Oxford Street, London

Magic Orange, Manchester

The Hub, Lincolnshire

The Jelly Legg’d Chicken ,Reading

The Collection, Paris, France

Harvest Home, Dubai. U.A.E

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland

WORK FEATURED IN The Guardian, Elle Deco, Ceramic Review, Crafts, Grand Designs Magazine, Swedish Elle Interior , Time Out, She Magazine, Perfect Homes, You Magazine Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms, Marie Claire, Homes and Gardens, BBC Homes & Antiques, Country Living …

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Hanne Rysgaard talks to conference during cHAT week at Sanskriti, Delhi, India. March 2007