Aya Simone Baekhoej Schmidt (1995), from Denmark, is a ceramic artist and sculptor currently based in London. She completed her BA from the Royal Danish Academy in Denmark in 2020 and is graduating with an MA in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art in 2023.
Aya has exhibited at A. Petersen in Copenhagen, Bornholm Art Museum, and the exhibition ‘Clay’, in Denmark during 2020. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Officine Saffi Award4 and was at MIART, in Milan, Italy. In the same year she was an artist in residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark.