Thomas Jepsen is a Danish economist with a MSc in Accounting, Strategy and Control from Copenhagen Business School. He is the founder and CEO of Contractor Quotes, a growing platform that helps connect homeowners with contractors as well as providing them with all the home improvement related information relevant for their project.
Since 2011, Thomas has been involved in the home improvement industry through different functions including consulting them on their business strategy, and he reviews a lot of the articles featured on the platform to ensure accuracy.
Having been involved in home improvement for so long, his main goal is to inspire better transparency in the home improvement space by making a range of different things more accessible to the homeowner to better ensure that they get the home that they want, while staying within budget and improving the amount of money homeowners can hope to recoup as a consequence of their efforts.
Maija Grotell (1899-1973)
American studio potter Maija Grotell was an American studio potter and teacher. Born in Finland, Grotell studied painting, sculpture and design in Helsinki, Finland, then studied pottery for six years under Alfred William Finch. After emigrating to the USA in 1927, she studied under Charles Fergus Binns at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. From the... Read More
Three Contemporary Greek Ceramists
Stella Bakatsi (b. 1945). After initially studying English Literature, Bakatsi studied ceramics at the Central London Institute of Adult Education from 1974-77. In 1977, she established her studio in Athens, where she makes abstract sculpture and elaborate sculptural installations. Bakatsi has won awards at the Panhellenic Ceramics Competition in Marousi, Greece, in 1993, 1996 and... Read More
British ceramist, visual artist & writer Grayson Perry was born in Chelmsford in 1960. He studied at Braintree College of Further Education and at Portsmouth Polytechnic. His numerous solo exhibitions since the early 1980s include James Birch Gallery, London (1984), Birch & Conran Gallery, London (1987), Fig 1, London (2000) and the recent major solo presentation... Read More
Japanese studio potter Furutani Kazuya (b. 1976) is the son of Furutani Michio (1946-2000), a Shigaraki potter greatly respected for his work with the anagama, or wood-burning tunnel kiln. Before his death, Michio could lay claim to having the best firings in Shigaraki. Actually, it was Furutani who reintroduced the anagama to Shigaraki since medieval times, and... Read More
Raku Teabowl ‘Fujisan’
made by Hon’ami Koetsu Fujisan, or ‘Mount Fuji’, by Hon’ami Koetsu (1558-1637), is one of Japan’s most revered Tea bowls. The name derives from the white glaze, which appears to sit on the bowl like snow on Mount Fuji, Japan’s most tallest and respected mountain. It is said that Koetsu softened the contrast between the... Read More
Article by Penny Smith Article reprinted with kind permission of Ceramics, Art & Perception. My first encounter with the work of Roseline Delisle was at the Frank Lloyd Gallery in the Bergamot Station complex in Santa Monica, LA, where she was one of the artists in a show entitled Contemporary Ceramics: Nine Artists, held in June, 2000. Delisle’s... Read More
Irish ceramist resident in The Netherlands Photos: Rob Bohle Irish ceramist Deirdre McLoughlin makes high-fired biomorphic sculpture, which is polished with diamond pads. McLoughlin received a BA from Trinity College, Dublin in 1972, before travelling to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where Rosemary Andrews’ sculptures inspired her to work with clay. She shared a studio in Dublin... Read More
American ceramist American ceramist Bill Abright studied under Bruce Duke at San Joaquin Delta College, receiving an AA in 1970 and at San Francisco State University, earning a BA in 1973 and an MA in 1974. He has taught at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California since 1975 and has been the Chairman of Fine and... Read More
Pioneer German studio potter Beate Kuhn is one of the most important German potters of our age. As early 1982 KERAMION Museum staged a solo exhibition of her works, and she has participated in a number of other exhibitions there. On the occasion of her 80th birthday, the Stiftung KERAMION is staging a retrospective of her work.... Read More
Egyptian-born British studio potter Hanna Ashraf is an Egyptian-born studio potter resident in Britain. Ashraf studied art and design at El-Minya College of Fine Art in Egypt from 1986-1989 and theater design at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in London from 1991-1994. He began working with clay in 1997 and established a studio... Read More
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