1943 Born in Copenhagen

Education & Career
1960-1964 Denmark’s Design School (former ”Skolen for Brugskunst”)
1964-1970 Attached to Bing & Grøndahls Porcelain Factory
1978-1982 Attached to Royal Copenhagen
1968- Establishing own workshop in Copenhagen
1992-1996 Head of the Department for Ceramic and Glass, Denmark’s Design School
1992-1997 Member of the National Bank of Denmark Jubilee Fund of 1968 Committee
1999-2001 Member of the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Applied Art and Design

Exhibitions
1967 - Bing & Grøndahl, Amagertorv, Denmark
1971 - Jönköping Läns Museum, Sweden
1975 - "12 Keramiske Værksteder", Viborg Stiftsmuseum, Denmark
1976 - Spring and Autumn Exhibitions, Charlottenborg Art Gallery, Denmark
1977 - Danish Applied Arts, Marienlyst Palace, Denmark
1981 - The Danish Arts Foundation 1978-81, the Danish National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark **
1982 - "Danish Ceramic Design" Pennsylvania State Museum, USA
1984 - Galerie Heidi Schneider, Zürich, Switzerland **
- Autumn Exhibition, Charlottenborg Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- "K" Gallery for Applied Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark **
1985 - "Keramiske Veje", Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1986 - Gummesons Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (with Jane Reumert)
1987 - Céramique Danoise, Royal Danish Embassy, Paris, France
- Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria
- "Keramiske Veje", Copenhagen, Denmark
1988 - Galerie "L", Hamburg, Germany
1989 - "Keramiske Veje", Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
- The Danish Arts Foundation 25th Anniversary, Rosenkjærhallen, Denmark
- Graham Gallery, New York, USA (with Jane Reumert)
1990 - "Danish Ceramics Artists", Singer Museum, Holland
- Næstved Museum, Boderne, Denmark **
- Gammel Dok - The Danish Craft Council Award **
1991 - "5 Artists from the Nordic Countries", Tallinn, Estonia
- "Europäisches Kunsthandwerk", Stuttgart, Germany
- "10 Danish Women in the Arts", The National Museum of Women, USA
1992 - Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany **
- "Keramiske Veje", Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Danish Ceramics, Århus Kunstbygning, Denmark
1993 - Gotlands Art Museum, Sweden
1994 - Trapholt Art Museum, Denmark
- Heimatmuseum Eckernförde **
1995 - Det Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), Trondheim, Norway
- Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Nordens Hus, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996 - Gallerie b15, Munich, Germany
- Gallerie b15, Munich, Germany
- Saarländisches Kunstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany
- Oxford Gallery, England **
1997 - ”Junta”, Andersens Vandtårn, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Contemporary Danish Ceramics, Sophienholm, Denmark
- Clausens Art Gallery together with Sys Hindsbo, Denmark
- ”Keramiske Veje”, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
- "The Contemporary Teapot", Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum, Denmark
1998 - "Images of Africa ", Ghana
- Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet, Belgium
- “Women in Europe”, Galerie für Englische Keramik, Heidelberg, Germany
- International Academy of Ceramics, Waterloo/Toronto, Canada
- “The-tid”, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark **
1999 - “Corner” Charlottenborg Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Galleri Björnen, Stockholm, Sweden **
- Scandinavian Crafts Exhibition, Central Missouri State University, USA
2000 - Corner, Charlottenborg Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- ”Keramiske Veje” with Japanese artists, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
- ”Blue” – 10 Scandinavian Experts, Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum, Denmark
- ”Dansk Form – Design vom Nachbarn”, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
2001 - Corner, Charlottenborg Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s, London, UK
- ”Indhold” together with Ole Palsby, the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
- ”Dansk Form – tur retur”, Dansk Arkitekturcenter, Gammel Dok, Copenhagen
2002 - Gallery Puls, Brussels. From the Kilns of Denmark in The US, Paris and Berlin. Continues until 2004
2003 - Galleri Nørby **
2004 - Galerie Carlin, Paris - "Corner", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- European Ceramics, Fiskars, Finland
- Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Cultural Connections
2005 - "Corner", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- Puls 2005, Bruxelles **
- "Collect", Victoria & Albert Museum, London - Cultural Connection
2006 - "Corner", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- "IAC", Riga, Latvija
- "SOFA", Chicago
- The art museum of Bornholm, Bornholm
- "Collect", Victoria & Albert Museum, London - Cultural Connection
2007 - "Corner", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- "Collect", Victoria & Albert Museum, London - Cultural Connection

**) Solo exhibitions

Memberships
- The Danish Arts and Crafts Association
- The Danish Artists Association
- The Board of the ”Académie Internationale de la Céramique”, Switzerland
- The Board of IAC, International Academy of Ceramists

Represented at
Stockholms Nationalmuseum, Sweden; Jönköping Läns Museum, Röhsska Kunstslöjdmuseum, Sweden; Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Germany; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Hetjens Museum Düsseldorf; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Ny Carlsbergfondet, Copenhagen; Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway; The Palmer Museum, Pennsylvania, USA. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.

Scholarships, Awards
1983 Spezial-Preis Saltzbrand '83, Koblenz , Germany
1985 Danish Arts Foundation working scholarship for 3 years
1990 The Danish Craft Council Award
1991 The Estonian State Culture Prize
1997 Royal Danish Academy Award (the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal)
2005 Grant from Inga & Ejvind Kold Christensen's Foundation
2005 The Formland Prize for the dinner set Distinction

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