ABOUT CLIB CLAP
Claire Maria Lehmann b. 1964 and Iben Harboe b. 1969
Clib Klap is the joint collection created by Claire Maria Lehmann and Iben Harboe both graduated from the Danish Design School, in 1996 and 1999 respectively.
The first part of the name combines the first two letters of the potter's first name, Claire and Iben, while Klap was chosen for his playful, auditory qualities: clib klap. The duo has been working together since 2003, with a teapot as their first product.
The collection is steadily growing with new relevant and practical products with an emphasis on material and tactile qualities. The products are manufactured in Denmark in two workshops in Holbæk and Copenhagen.
In 2008 exhibited Clib Klap at Normann Copenhagen as winners of Design with meaning competition. In 2007 and 2009 they were selected for the Biennial of Crafts and Design at Trapholt. The duo has received grants from Danmarks Nationalbank's Jubilæumsfond in 2012 and the Statens Kunstfond in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020.
Clib Klap projects always begin with a definition in words - a story told in form, material or technique. In doing so, they come to the essentials and maintain the starting point of the many sketches that follow. With their ceramics, they want to pass on crafts, with life, sensuality and an authentic imprint of man and hand behind.