Copenhagen Offers Ceramics That Are as Appealing as Its Cuisine
Copenhagen remains one of the world’s most exciting food destinations, where innovative restaurants demand tableware as impressive as the cuisine. So, naturally, the Danish capital is now also one of the best places to shop for handmade ceramics.In keeping with the guiding tenets of Danish design — functionalism and high-quality craftsmanship — today’s ceramists are producing pieces as useful as they are attractive, employing creative glazes, unusual shapes and playful color combinations. Shoppers today will find pieces suited to every purpose and style, whether it’s a sculptural statement vase or an everyday coffee mug to brighten dark winter mornings.A great first stop for one-of-a-kind pieces is MK Studio, the airy workshop of the ceramist Magdalena Kaluzna-Wlodarek, which doubles as a shop stocked with a dazzling array of cups and serving dishes. Depending on what Ms. Kaluzna-Wlodarek has recently made in the adjoining studio, you might find small pitchers splashed in emerald green hues (350 Danish kroner, about $57), dinner plates with bubbly blue patterns (from 400 kroner), or cheerful cups with wavy swirls of turquoise and orange (260 kroner).
ImageMs. Kaluzna-Wlodarek, who started her career making cups for a friend who was a barista, at work in her studio.Credit…Tim Staugaard
Ms. Kaluzna-Wlodarek got her start making coffee cups for a barista friend who was competing in the 2016 World Brewers Cup.