Naja Utzon Popov (born 1973, Copenhagen) is a Danish sculptor, textile designer and ceramicist based in the old Burmeister & Wein shipyard in Copenhagen.

Her creative genes are inherited from her grandfather Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect most notable for designing the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia. Her mother, Lin Utzon, is a Danish artist as well and her father, Alex Popov, an acclaimed Australian architect.

Her childhood years in Denmark have always been an important source of inspiration for her work, as have the years she spent in Australia, where she studied painting, etching and drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School. After moving to England, Utzon Popov continued her formal artistic training at the University of Westminster (2002) School of Media Arts and Design.


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Deeply influenced by nature, Naja’s style embraces encounters with the environment which among other things have been translated into collections of sculptures, glassware and hand woven rugs.

Exhibitions include:


Sculpture exhibition, Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark

Sculpture exhibition, In The Gallery, Denmark


Private 6 ton slate sculpture installation, Fyn, Denmark

Sculpture and rug exhibition at Tavi Huset, Skagen, Denmark


Exhibiting large scale clay installation at ICFF, New York

Ceramic sculpture installation for Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, USA


Exhibition at Grønbechsgaard, ‘Two gernerations Utzon’, Denmark


Slate installation for Humana People to People Intl. Charity, Denmark


Ceramic sculpture installation for Club Robinson, Majorca


Exhibition at Galeria Kunstmann, Santanyi, Majorca


Ceramic sculpture installation for Rosendahl A/S headquarters, Denmark