Ole Jensen, Born 1958 in Ejsing, Denmark
Ceramist and designer
Lives and works in Copenhagen
Ole Jensen, Monography 2002, written by Erik Steffensen.
Published by Aschehoug.
@olejensendesign
@peachcorner

Educated at The Arts and Crafts College in Kolding, Denmark. Left in 1985.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 1985–89.

Cooperation with Bing & Grøndahl (now Royal Copenhagen) 1985.

Co-founder, ’Showroom of Art’, Copenhagen, 1989–94.

Project leader at Denmark’s School of Design, Copenhagen, (Institute of
Product Design), 1992–99.

Member of the executive commitee of the Council of Arts, Crafts and Design,
The Academy Council for Public Art and Design, and the board of
representatives of Designskolen Kolding, 1998–2002.

Appointed Chairman of the Craft and Design Committee of the Danish
Arts Foundation, 2002–04.

Curator (together with Lars Dybdahl) for Biennale 2007, at Kunstmuseet
Trapholt, Kolding.

Member of the Artists’ Association.
Member of Danish Crafts & Design Association
The Danish Arts Foundation Lifelong Artist Grant, 2009

Visiting Professor at Alfred University, New York State, Fall 2013



Exhibitions

1985Fem i Form, Skive Art Museum.
1987Bing & Grøndahl/Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen. (solo)
1988Wonders, Baghuset Gallery, Copenhagen.
1990Design – Craftsmanship or Industry?, The Free Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen.
1990Danish Types, The Demonstration Room for Art, Copenhagen.
1990Luxury Culture, Sophienholm.
1991Never Compromise on Quality, Spøttrup Borgmuseum.
1991Good Saturday, The Free Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen.
1993Practical Avant-garde, Herning Museum of Arts.
1994The Rooms and Rituals of Everyday Life, The Free Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen.
1994The Ceramic Jug, Marienlyst Castle, Elsinore.
1994Danish Triennale of Ceramic, Arts Museum Trapholt, Kolding.
1995Building for Billions, North Jutland’s Museum of Arts, Aalborg.
1995Living Design in Denmark, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
1995Royal Copenhagen Aujourd’hui, Maison du Danemark, Paris.
1996Art – Industry, Royal Copenhagen, Sophienholm.
1996Makes ceramic scent jars with Inger Louise Bach, Tora Urup and Ursula Munch-Petersen for Morten Skriver
and Christian Skeel’s scent-installation at the Esbjerg Museum of Art.
1996Duplika, The Exhibition Fund for Danish Crafts and Industrial Design, Gl. Dok, Copenhagen.
1998Køkkenting (kitchen items), exhibition with Inger Louise Bach, Tora Urup and Ursula Munch-Petersen,
Royal Copenhagen, Denmark.
1998Various, Galleri Annemarie, Copenhagen.
1999Living Design – Dialogue, Tallin, Riga and Kleipeda.
2000Danish Design, Gent, Belgium. Arlon, Luxembourg. Warzawa and Poznan, Poland.
2000Danish Porcelain 1775–2000 – 225 Years of Design, The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen.
2000Challenges, Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
2000Earthenware, Exhibitionroom for New Ceramics, Copenhagen. (solo)
2001Challenges, Arts Museum Trapholt, Kolding.
2001Dansk-Form, Design vom Nachbarn, Museum für Kunst und Geverbe, und Stilverk, Hamburg.
2002In Between Spaces, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen.
2003Crafts, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen. (solo)
2004Use it, – design for everyday life, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
2004Danish Design Project, MoMA, New York.
2005Conversation Pieces, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen.
2005Framing the Future, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen.
2006European Ceramic Context 2006, Bornholm, Denmark.
2006Fitzsu Grand Prix, Los Angeles.
2006Retrospective exhibition, on the occasion of the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg’s Prize, Röhsska Museum,
Gothenburg, Sweden. (solo)
2007SE 2007, The Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition, Copenhagen
2007Func Art, Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen
2008Mindcraft, I Saloni, Milan
2009European Design Since 1985 – Shaping the New Century, Indianapolis Museum of Art
2009Mindcraft, I Saloni, Milan
2009It’s a Small World, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen
2010Across, Ny Tap, Copenhagen
2010The Hærvej Project, by the Danish Art Foundation    
2011TableSpace, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York    
2012Form & Imagination, (with Louise Birch), Ann Linnemann Studio Gallery, Copenhagen    
2012Exhibition on the occasion of the Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfonds Honorary Grant    
2012Nordic Design Today, Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden  
2013The Opening, in cooperation with Claydies, Copenhagen Ceramics Gallery
2015MINDCRAFT 15, - in between mind and craft, Milan
2016Danish Design Now, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen
2016MINDCRAFT 16, - In My Mind Craft, Milan
2016Gallery FUMI, Sardinia
2017Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
2017World Cup, Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen
2018SUNSHINE - Unique Utilitarian Objects, Køppe Contemporary Objects, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
2018Legendarisk - Niels Lauesen, Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen
2019The Biennale for Craft & and Design 2019, - Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen
2019CERAMIC MOMENTUM - Staging the Object, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Middelfart, Denmark
2019Ole Jensen + Rasmus Røhling, Stereo Exchange, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
2020Manual Design with Design Manual, Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen
2021Opens the Ceramic Forum Peach Corner in Copenhagen with six colleagues.



Grants Awards

1988Court Jeweller Michelsen Jubilee Grant
19951st Prize in competition of the Danish Arts Foundation: ’Ceramics for everyday use’.
Together with Inger Louise Bach and Henrik Lund Larsen.
1996Design Prize of The Design Foundation
1997Memorial Grant of silversmith Kay Bojesen
1997Formlandpris (Royal Copenhagen A/S)
19983-year work bursary granted by the Danish Arts Foundation
1998Design Plus Prize, Frankfurt (’Ole’ porcelainservice, Royal Copenhagen)
2002Design Plus Prize, Frankfurt (Rubber washing-up bowl, Danish Crafts)
2002Formlandpris (Broom and dustpan, Normann Copenhagen)
2002Formlandpris (’Blue dot bowls’, Royal Copenhagen)
2004Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
2005Design Plus Prize, Frankfurt (’Kitchen bowls’, Normann Copenhagen)
2006The Torsten and Wanja Söderberg’s Prize, Sweden
2007Red Dot Award (’Familia’, Normann Copenhagen)
2008IF Product Award (’Familia’, Normann Copenhagen)
2008GOOD Design Award, Chicago (‘Familia’, Normann Copenhagen)
2009Habitare Collection 2009, Design Museum, Helsinki (Washing-up bowl)
2009The Danish Arts Foundation Lifelong Artist Grant
2012Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfonds Honorary Grant



Collections

The Danish Arts Foundation
The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen
New Carlsberg Fund, Copenhagen
Arts Museum Trapholt, Kolding
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Grimmerhus, Middelfart
The Erik Vejstrup Collection
Leif Djurhus Collection
Jan Abrahamsen Collection
Habitare Collection, Design Museum, Helsinki