Ceramic Sculpture with Naja
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 15 hours over 3 days

Ceramic Sculpture with Naja

Explore Copenhagen’s iconic design identity and ceramic traditions with Danish/Australian ceramicist Naja. Learn slab rolling, handbuilding and coiling as you experience the beautiful and relaxing nature of the ceramic process.
  • Lunch, Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1915
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $540

Meet the Artist

Naja is a renowned Danish/Australian ceramicist, sculptor, and textile designer, with 20 years of experience. Raised in an artistic and architecturally rich family, she draws inspiration from her lineage, which includes her grandfather, Jørn Utzon, the Danish architect behind the iconic Sydney Opera House. As a teenager, she sailed the Mediterranean on a 56-foot yacht, cultivating a deep admiration for nature's beauty, from volcanic terrains to the vast sea.

Naja's artistic vision is rooted in nature and a global identity. "Home" is a fluid concept for her, but the feeling of belonging is distinct. Preferring organic clay hues over glazes, she uses various techniques to craft large-scale sculptures, from gravity-defying pieces to monumental outdoor works reminiscent of ancient Welsh slate columns. Throughout her career, Naja has collaborated with architects globally, earning recognition in prestigious exhibitions like the Venice Biennale.

Eager to share her wealth of experiences, Naja views the creative process as intensely introspective. She looks forward to the enjoyable challenge of guiding others to discover the same joy in working with materials as she has.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Create handbuilt ceramic pots, sculptures or artworks.
  • Explore how to give forms to nature-inspired or personal concepts.
  • Learn the ins and outs of techniques like slab rolling, handbuilding and coiling.
  • Combine these skills to build large sculptures. Advanced participants will learn more complex methods.
  • Visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, where Naja fell in love with sculpture.
  • If time permits, option to visit the Design Museum Denmark to immerse yourself in Danish design and ceramic collection.
  • Sample Danish street food or have a picnic in the King’s Gardens.

Explore Copenhagen

Copenhagen, the epitome of Scandinavian chic, seamlessly blends Danish charm with cutting-edge creativity. The city has mastered the zeitgeist with its biking culture, diverse architectural heritage, harbor swimming, renowned restaurants, bakeries, design shops, and natural wine bars.

From the striking contemporary Opera House to the colorful buildings and bustling waterfront cafes of the vibrant Nyhavn neighborhood, Copenhagen always feels planted in the present. Design and craft lovers will appreciate the rich tradition of ceramics and glass-making, notably influenced by the nearby island of Bornholm, renowned for its expertise in both crafts.

As a pedestrian-friendly city, no matter where you are, design and art are just a short walk away.

Additional Details

Copenhagen is charming all year, but spring and autumn are the best times of year to visit. January can be cold, but the winter atmosphere is lovely if you bundle up.

This VAWAA is not available for longer durations.

All age groups and levels are welcome. The studio is on the ground floor, and is wheelchair accessible.

Naja speaks fluent Danish and English and conversational Spanish and French.
Naja's Availability 3 days