• NameBodil Manz
  • Sexfemale
  • Nationality/DatesDanish, born 1943
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Köpenhamn, Danmark
Biography[2002-06-14] After studying in Copenhagen at the School of Arts and Crafts from 1961-1965 she went on to study in Mexico at the Escuela de Diseno y Artesanias in 1966 and at the University of California, Berkeley. Manz settled in her native Denmark to make pots of startling simplicity and modernism. She currently works in cast porcelain, using the translucency of the material to meld any pattern on the inner and outer skins of her cylinders. In 1984 she designed the service "Facet" for Bing and Grondahl. Manz has won the Danish State Art Foundation award several times, First Prize in the Japanese Mino Competition and the Grand Prix in the World Triennial of Small Ceramics. She was one of ten artists chosen by Janet Mansfield, Editor of Ceramics: Art and Perception as one of the major ceramic artists of the late 20th century for an exhibition at the International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy. Her work is in the National Museum, Stockholm; Tai Pei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Museum of Decorative Art, Helsinki, Museum Het Princesshof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Museum Keramion, Germany, Los Angeles County Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Her work is illustrated in numerous catalogs and books. See: Doris Kuyken-Schneider "Bodil Manz's Cylinders," Ceramics: Art and Perception (No. 27, 1997), David Revere McFadden and Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Defining Craft 1 - Collecting for the New Millennium (New York: American Craft Museum, 2000) and Le Ministere Danois des Affaires Culturelles Bodil et Richard Manz (Paris: Le Fonds National pour l'Art Danois, 1986.) Källa: http://www.garthclark.com/Artists/ManzBodil/shortbio.htm [JML]