Mette Fruergaard-Jensen

  • 3 boxes in copper, beech and african blackwood
  • 1 box in copper, beech and african blackwood

Mette Fruergaard-Jensen.   www.mettefruergaardjensen.com
 
Born 1948 in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
Trained at the Art and Crafts school in Copenhagen as a potter
(now called the Danish design School)                                  1966-1969 
One year at the Art Academy in Wroclaw, Poland                  1976-1977
2 years in Tanzania teaching pottery at a crafts school
for young people                                                                          1984-1986
Training in wood and metal                                                       1995-1996
 
Having had my own pottery workshop for 25 years, I changed my materials, moved to Scotland and began to make boxes in Wood and Metal.
I work as a Project Coordinator at the Danish Cultural Institute in Edinburgh.
 
Exhibitions:
‘Celebrating Boxes ‘  2002, touring the UK for a couple of years.
‘Gifted’ at the Royal National Museum, Edinburgh, December 2007
Visual Arts Scotland’s Annual Exhibitions  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 shown in City Arts Centre and Royal Scottish Academy .
‘Wych Elm Project‘ Edinburgh Royal Botanic garden  2009.
‘Amber’ at the Amber Museum, Oksbøl, Denmark 2010.
‘Unite’ at Collins gallery, Glasgow, April 2011.
 
Represented in :
‘400 wooden boxes’ ,the fine art of containment and concealment, Larks books, New York.
‘Celebrating Boxes’ by  Peter Lloyd & Andrew Crawford, Stobart Davies, Hertford.
‘Wych elm‘,  Max Coleman, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
 
Received Craft Maker Awards from Arts Council, Edinburgh, 2008.
The Nancy Graham Memorial Prize at VAS 2010.
Residency October 2011 in Ireland, Cill Rialaig Project
Professional member of Visual Art Scotland.