In my ceramic work I try to make use of the many various forms of expression allowed by the structure and graphic texture of clay. The "living brush stroke" visible in the tracks of Nature is an important source of inspiration for me in working with shape and form.
I am interested in the many layers and fissures that arise in the void between decay and birth. The decay caused by Nature's own rhythm as well as that caused by Man.
To convey something of this spirit into my artwork I have sought to give it the feel of an engraving, bringing forth the texture and fabric of the clay. To this end, I have chosen the Raku firing method - which offers the pitch black body and the natural spontaneous and unpredictable effects of reduction.
The glazes move in various shades of grey, black/white and earth-colours, creating a calm and simple backdrop to the rough texture and structure of the clay.
Every day landscapes are being eradicated and new ones are born. This rebirth will continue for millions of years yet. In my ceramic pieces I try to speak to our senses and our wonder at the erosion of Nature - to open our eyes to what is right in front of us.
"The strong graphic expression is what guides Stubbe Teglbjaerg in her creative process, determining the selection of glaze and firing techniques. The texture of her works is akin to the creation of the earth’s surface, cut through with mighty fissures, burnt and singed structures, and rivers of hardened lava. Strong visual impressions from nature itself is the essence of Stubbe Teglbjaerg`s sculptural works."
Extract from Article in the SOFA NEW YORK 2012 Catalogue by Bodil Busk Laursen, MA, served as the Director of Designmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen 1995 - 2011.