KH Würtz Horsens, Denmark
Aage and Kasper of K.H. Würtz, a father and son team from a provincial town in western Denmark, come from a long lineage of ceramists. At the turn of the century, they opened their own small studio and began creating completely by hand, using mostly ancient wheel-turning and glazing methods, mixing pigments and adding elements such as crystals and iron fillings, their alchemy of pottery has become a leading-edge aesthetic that the world has taken notice to. Today, the two are considered pioneers in Nordic ceramic design. Their craft is also one of function where producing usable stoneware is a point of pride and passion.