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

1 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 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.

‘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 every year from 2009 to 2016 shown in Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh .
‘Wych Elm Project‘ Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden 2009.
‘Amber’ at the Amber Museum, Oksbøl, Denmark 2010.
‘Unite’ at Collins gallery, Glasgow, April 2011.
‘SOFA’ Small Objects Functional Art, with Craft Scotland in Chicago, November 2013.
'Danish Diaspore - Scotland seen with Danish eyes' at the Danish Cultural Institute during Fringe Festival 2014.
After that 'Danish Diaspora' was travelling Scotland in 2015:
Peter Potter Gallery, Feb./ March.
Rozelle House Gallery April/May.
Highland Region Museums June/Aug.
Bonhoga gallery, Shetland Sept./Oct..

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

Professional member of Visual Arts Scotland.