ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Rikke Jacobsen is a Danish contemporary artist who is a master of porcelain art and who has a special naturalistic and poetic style. She has an MA in Design Management from the University of Southern Denmark and a BA in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, and has worked professionally with porcelain and ceramics for more than 20 years - both in the production of functional arts and in the production of her own works from her workshop and as a designer for Kähler.
With her professional background, Rikke Jacobsen is able to use a wide range of skills and to bring an international perspective to her work, where both her artistic and design qualities clearly stand out. She is passionate about porcelain and has a strong sense of Scandinavian design traditions and identity, and her many illustrations are inspired by botanical and delicate compositions.
For example, you will come across Rikke Jacobsen’s distinctive stroke in the beautiful decoration of Hammershøi Poppy, where she has chosen the delicate pink poppy in her watercolours to emphasise the flower’s own poetry, fragility and grace. While working on this dinner service, she explored the different stages the poppy's beauty – the stem, the first bud and the flower in full bloom - and decided that there was something classic, elegant and Nordic about it – just like the Hammershøi service, which serves as the canvas.
It is also Rikke Jacobsen’s design that can be found in the Hammershøi Christmas series, where she tells small stories with cones, angels, walnuts, birds, cones and stars. And Kähler’s magical Easter collection, Hammershøi Easter, is also decorated with newly sprung branches and traditional Easter symbols, hand-painted by Rikke Jacobsen and transferred to the porcelain.