Karen Lise Krabbe

I engage in basic research into glass and silicate minerals. My motivation springs from the mumblings and chaos of materials and experimentation with material combinations. This is where a ‘third, fourth, fifth material’ emerges, composites formed through the fusion of two or more existing materials: I call it supernature. Since 2014, I been developing a new material, Gelled Glass, which is right at the intersection of my interest in marine plant life and my practice as a glass artist.


Karen Lise Krabbe holds an MA in Danish, Spanish, and dramaturgy. She has worked with glass since 1997, and has received the Hempel Glass Prize, Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, and funding from the Danish Arts Foundation, among other accolades. In addition to participating in countless group exhibitions, she has had solo exhibitions at institutions including Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, and Hempel Glasmuseum, Denmark.