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1971 Tine Broksø is born at Holbæk Hospital.
1974 Karen Kjældgård-Larsen is born at The Copenhagen University Hospital.
1995 We both start at the Danish Design School.
1999 We talk very much with each other about everything. Karen makes the decoration Blue Fluted MEGA for Royal Copenhagen.
2000 We graduate from The Danish Design School, and decide to work together. Karen's sister comes up with the name Claydies.
We love it and get registered as a company.
2001 We chase good ideas. We put on Kitchenwear and sew our own coffeepot in clay. We make coffee cups that float on the water.
2002 Karen gives birth to a baby daughter and Tine has a knee operation. We make bone napkin rings with precious stones for the married couple, and bone china for a restaurant. 2003 Now we are two individuals who have become one ceramicist. We are one organism with two heads, two sets of imagination, four arms and four hands. We find inspiration in hair styles. We make ceramic bowls to carry on our heads and we walk our first catwalk. 2004 We move to a basement in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, and establish a workshop of our own. The grass is greener in Vesterbro. We make grass vases and heterogeneous bike helmets. We like working in other materials than clay. We design festive disposable tableware and freshen up classical damask tablecloths and bathing towels.
2005 We mix blood and clay and kill 12 identically-shaped pots in the basement at Vesterbro. The grass is growing fast. We sell vases both at home and abroad. Our ceramic catwalk-show is on in several towns in Jutland, Denmark.
2006 The grass is still growing fast and can be purchased in MoMA store NY, Japan and Korea. We homemake things with Jan and Poul from the company Normann Copenhagen. Their facial profiles become lamps and their hands form vases and make decoration for wallpaper. Karen gives birth to a baby daughter. Tine continues murdering pots and we exhibit them on the rocky island Bornholm. We dine at court with the Nordic Council of Ministers and are appointed ambassadors for "New Nordic food".
2007 We write a set of rules - Dogma07 - and starts making things for everyday use, blindfolded.
We take off our clothes and show True feelings in Stockholm.
In Copenhagen we are attacked by mould and choose to escape from Vesterbro to Nordvest, the harsh backyard of the city....Miiiaaav
2008 In NV we are doing fine! Grass is shooting in shops everywhere. The vases are now produced by Normann Copenhagen. Without blindfolds we experiment more with our "feelings", in stoneware and porcelain. The Icelandic people already loves it! We dig in the Danish soil and come across earthenware. Wauw, now we suddenly love that material! The good old cow horn techniques need a facelift, which is why we center the clay on record players and decorate them with psycedelic trance patterns.
2009 A baking dish goes into trance, and transforms into the product-line Blueclay for Normann Copenhagen.
The Danish School of Design, Copenhagen. Glasgow School of Art, University of Art and Design, Helsinki.
Gladsaxe Library, The Nordic House, Kunstgalleriet, Koldinghus, Liljevalchs konsthall, Trapholt, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Grønbechsgård, Museum of Modern Art Store, Craft2eu, Birkerød Gl. Præstegård, Galleri Nørby, The Danish Design Center, Malmø Artmuseum, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Danish museum of Art and Design, Paustian, Officinet, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Charlottenborg, Horsens Art museum, Øksnehallen, Museum of International Ceramic Art Grimmerhus.
L.F. Foghts Foundation, Danish Crafts, The Danish Arts Foundation, Danmarks Nationalbank's Anniversary Foundation of 1968, City of Copenhagen, Carlsbergs Idé-Legat, National workshops for Arts and Crafts, The Danish Ministry of Culture, New Carlsberg Foundation, Politiken Foundation.