Manuel Canu and his work

My 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. I explore the role played by ceramics as a form of decorative and architectural art. I use clay as my primary media for both site-specific installations and sculptures.

Manuel Canu





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

2002-2004 ND Craft Design City of Bath College



2017, 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       

Forårsudstillingen-18,  1st February - 10th March 2018, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Reform Design Biennale, 9th June 2018, Munkeruphus, Denmark

MellemRum, 5th April – 12th Maj 2019, Janus – Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, 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.



Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, Denmark Member of BKF, Danish Visual Artists
Member of KE, The Artists Autumn Exhibition



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