Birgitte Due Madsen graduated as ceramicist from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design on Bornholm in 2005. Same year she received Kunsthåndværkerprisen of 1879 including a special honorary scholarship for her graduation. Afterwards she took her MA as a product designer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen from 2005 to 2008.
Birgitte Due Madsen combines the classical ceramic work with a strong personal expression (in the tension between the unique and the duplicate). With a thorough knowledge of different materials, she examines the methods in her field in a minimalist, precise and subtle design.
From a subtle, poetic color scheme and with a strict geometry, Birgitte Due Madsen's work are characterized by a series of elegantly shaped ceramic products, which leaves the viewer with a tactile, almost playful sense of the texture of the material.
Her work have been exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Design Museum Denmark, Art Museum Bornholm and The National Ceramics Museum, Grimmerhus. Among current producers are Kähler and Munk Collective.
Birgitte Due Madsen has received several awards and scholarships. In addition to the Arts Award of 1879 and the accompanying honorary scholarship, she has received Nationalbankens Jubilæumslegat among others. She was awarded best upcoming designer in Denmark 2011 together with her business partner, Jonas Trampedach, and most recently they received the prestigious European IF Design Award in 2014.
She lives and works in Copenhagen, where she also have her studio.
Emilie Boe Bierlich
Curator, MA in Fine Art