Anne Black is a Copenhagen based designer and ceramicist. She is recognized for her porcelain objects, which combine Nordic simplicity and superior craftsmanship, into functional, minimalistic, handmade porcelain pieces, with a unique Scandinavian design. Anne Black is also the creator of her own fair-trade based workshop in Vietnam, where 60 dedicated colleagues and craftsmen, produce her design, with meticulous skill, by hand, day by day.
In 2005 Anne transformed her pottery skills and workshop into a development project, when she created a ceramic factory, in the north of Vietnam, together with Mrs. Hang (Vietnamese). There she had the chance to work closely with skilled artisans with whom she exchanged ideas, knowledge and inspiration. The studio workshop initially received support from the Danish aid organisation Danida and has over the years matured into a socially and environmentally sustainable factory with more than 50 artisans, who produce Anne´s porcelain, with meticulous skill, by hand, day by day. While given access, to clean working environment, insurances, health programmes and increased economic opportunity, these artisans, at the same time, preserve treasured traditions of craftsmanship in Bat Trang, a famous village in Vietnam, known for its history within ceramics.
2013 was another transforming year for Anne Black, when she added her Copenhagen based concept store Black. There she curated a selection of international high-end brands, within fashion, furniture and design accessories together with her own lines of handmade porcelain. You can buy Anne Black products in selected shops around the world, from Oslo in Norway to Tokyo in Japan. And each time you purchase Anne´s hand-made porcelain you receive a product which is made under socially sustainable conditions through a process which conserve our climate and environment.
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