Carl Martin-Hansen designed the beautiful overglazed regional figurines from Denmark, the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.
Originally he was from Kolding in Jutland, but came to Copenhagen as a very young man, where he became an apprentice by the decoration sculptor H. Chr. Petersen and afterwards a pupil at Vermehren's painter's school and finally at the Academy of Arts in 1897. Travelling was made possible through scholarships and he studied in both Germany, Italy and France.
He exhibited many places and received a gold medal at the World Fair in Bruxelles in 1910. From 1900 to 1904 he participated in the restauration of the sarcofagous of Queen Margrethe I in the Cathedral of Roskilde.
He has created numerous works of art including a bust of Arnold Krog, who revitalised Royal Copenhagen and Danish porcelain art.