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mette fruergaard-jensen

mette fruergaard-jensen
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In my studio in Coburg House in Leith, Edinburgh http://www.coburghouseartstudios.co.uk
I make lidded boxes in wood, metal and resin.
My boxes are sculptural. They are all functional, although they are not made for any specific use.
My work is all about materials and how I treat them, I aim to put the materials together in a way that pleases the eye. My materials are not precious, but by refining and combining them, I hope to produce a precious piece of work.
Most often the inspiration comes from the material itself, a piece of wood, cut off in an unusual angle can be the start of a box. I love the silent language of form and materials.
We have two open weekends during the year, one is the first weekend in August, the other is the first weekend in December. Everyone is welcome.

The open days are very popular and we have lots of people these days coming to our studios, seeing how we work and having a chat with us. Coburg house is an old ware house and we are 80 people working in the building over four floors.
Apart from that you are welcome to contact me for a visit to my studio any time.
Mobile +45(0)7805958526
Mette Fruergaard-Jensen


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
Having had my own pottery workshop for 25 years, I changed my materials, moved to Scotland in 2000 and began to make boxes in Wood and Metal.
I worked as a Project Coordinator at the Danish Cultural Institute in Edinburgh until august 2012.