Birkelund Boutique is a small-scale pottery that creates functional porcelain ceramics with character and substance. The rustic style reflects the feel and touch of the potters hands, fingers, and fingerprints, conveying the importance of engagement between artist and user.
Kimberly Young, the owner and artist behind Birkelund Boutique, was born in America and moved to the Caribbean in 2001. The vibrant colors and patterns found in the natural setting of the US Virgin Islands helped to enrich her artwork and continues to give it a distinctive and whimsical charm. She has lived in Denmark since 2011 and over the last two years, has developed a line of pottery that is crafted by hand on the potters wheel, using the slump or the pinch pot method.
'Every pot looks different from the next, but they are all made by the same two hands, the same porcelain and they are all related because they are all made with the same mindset on form and function. My fingerprints, polka dots, the randomness of the glaze, they are each a little piece of beauty I give to you, to enrich your everyday life.'
Pottery and Touch
One of the only things that distinguish the difference between handmade pottery and mass produced pottery, is the communication between potter and user. Pottery is primarily about touch and how the potter touches and forms the clay into a functional piece. It is that direct engagement and how that touch is ultimately communicated to the user that is so important. When the user truly feels the pressence of the potters hand, a bond is formed.
GiveAway - Take a picture of your favorite detail from the stand * Share your picture on Instagram with hashtags #BirkelundBoutique #formland *Follow Birkelund Boutique on Instagram * Win a set of Porcelain Bowls *I will find a winner on February 3 and they will be contacted privatly. The GiveAway requires a public profile so that we can see the picture.Birkelund Boutique will use and share the photo.