Gertrud Vasegaard is the great Danish ceramist of the 20th Century.
In Denmark she was recognised again and again and awarded many prizes. Privately she lived a very quiet life - like a Zen-Buddhist - from 1969 alone, together with her daughter the ceramist Myre Vasegaard (1936-2006). Her art, however, was just as generous and subtle as her daily life was austere and modest. Her ceramic work – an art pure and strong – equals a level as high as that of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.