Biography: Marie Retpen
Marie Retpen is a Danish glass designer and maker who focuses on aesthetic and experimentation, turning everyday forms into surreal sculptures which look as though they are partially melted. The works are often displayed on furniture in a theatrical setting, or as part of a narrative installation. During her April residency, Retpen developed sculptural work in glass inspired by the surrealistic novels, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Retpen holds a diploma in production glassblowing from the Kosta Glass School in Sweden and a MA from the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been shown at solo and group exhibitions all over the world.