Known for her use of obsolete artistic and production traditions, Anne Vibeke Mou develops her own glass using historic materials from specific sites. In Caithness, kelp was once gathered from the sea, dried and burned, and the ash used in glass recipes of the day. Mou is re-creating this transformative process to fabricate her own glass, referencing the intimate relationship between land and sea found in both the industry and mythology of the region.
Born in Denmark, Mou received a BA from Glasgow School of Art in 2002 and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2005. Mou has participated in residencies at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Upernavik Museum, Greenland; and the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK. She has created commissioned work for The Laurence Sterne Trust and the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, and been included in exhibitions at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK; Kunstraum Langenlois, Austria; and Camden Arts Centre, UK, amongst others. She currently lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.