Manuel Canu and his work

Manuel Canu work is concerned with exploring the material qualities of clay and the application of building techniques, while delving into the concept of identity seen through the array of architecture. The artist explores the role played by ceramics as a form of decorative and architectural art. He uses clay as primary media for both site-specific installations and sculptures.



2004-2007 BA-H Ceramic Design, Bath Spa University

2002-2004 ND Craft Design City of Bath College


2017, 2018, 2019 SVFK, Danish Art Workshop

2016, CCA Andratx, Spain

2009, The Pottery Workshop, The Experimental Factory, Jingdezen, China

2008, International Ceramic Research Centre, Project Network, Guldagergaard, Denmark. 

Coming Exhibitions

2019 Parcours Ceramique Carougeois, 16th International Contemporary Ceramic Biennale, from 28.09 to 6.10, Carougeois, Géneve, Switzerland


2019, MellemRum, Janus – Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark

2018, A Mad Tea Party,  Tbilisi National History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018, The whims of the eyelid, Okcorral, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018, Reform Design Biennale, Munkeruphus, Denmark

2018, Forårsudstillingen-18, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017, MellemRum, Gammelgaard Kunst og Kultur Center, Herlev, Denmark

2016, Botanical Propagation, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2016, Sølv, Gold-Smidt Assembly, London, UK

2015, Charlottenborg Forårudstilling, København, Denmark

2014, Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Denfrie, København, Denmark

2013, Craft and Design Biennale, Råndtårn, København, Denmark

2009, Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

2008,Network project, Grimerhuse Museum of Ceramics,Denmark

2008, Setting Out 2008, Brewery Arts, Cirencester

2008, Talente, International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades Munich

2008, Setting Out 2008, Contemporary Ceramics, London

2007, New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2007, Breaking Out, Air Gallery, London


2015, Award nominee, Charlottenborg Forårudstilling, København, Denmark

2014, Kustnernes Efterårsudstilling , CCA Andratx award


2011- Ceramic teacher, Ceramic Workshop at Vesterbro Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2008-2009, Ceramic teacher, Vallekilde Højskole, Denmark.


A Mad Tea Party,  Tbilisi National History Museum, November 2018  Tbilisi, Georgia


Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, Denmark

Member of BKF, Danish Visual Artists

Member of KE, The Artists Autumn Exhibition


@franklintill Viewpoint Colour - Organic Matters, 2018 

ElleDeccor, 2018

Rum Magasinet, Issue nr.12, 2016 - nr.1, 2017 

Rum International, issue nr.10, 2017

Sculpting and Handbuilding, by Claire Loder, 2013

Bolig Magasinet, Issue 162, 2013

Ceramic Review, Issue 253, 2012

Ceramic Vision, 2010,

Ceramic Review, Issue 228, 2007

Ceramic Review, Issue 229, 2007