Torben Jørgensen

Educated in ceramics at the Danish Design School, where he founded the glass education in 1973 and acted as teacher until 1978. In 1991 he set up the Jørgensen & Mørch Design glass workshop in partnership with Jytte Mørch, and his works are now shown and collected all over the world. He has a great philosophy, stating that “In order to give glass form, you have to know what the material can and wants to do. Glass has inherent properties that you cannot work against without affecting the result. You have to look at it as a partner with its own will and capabilities. Glass does its own thing. You cannot manipulate it – only help it along”. I think it’s important to respect the material, but Torben has really defied gravity and rational thinking with his sculpture and vessels placed above and below. You have to admire his skill and precision. Enjoy.