INGER ROKKJAER (1934-2008)


Born in 1934, Inger Rokkjaer studied at the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts, Århus, from 1965 to 1970, where one of her tutors was Gutte Eriksen. She set up her own workshop in 1969, later returning to the Academy to teach from 1982 to 1986.

In the introduction to her last exhibition at Galerie Besson in 2005, friend and fellow potter Margaret O'Rorke wrote: "Throughout her career Inger Rokkjaer has continued to pursue the mysteries of the lidded jar. The lid conceals the secrets held within the rim and the interior of the vessel. Bowls, teabowls and cylinders also enter her vocabulary, all demonstrating her continual pursuit of form, texture and colour through the traditional process of Raku firing...An original translation of Raku denotes 'happiness', a lightness of spirit which pervades Inger’s works."

Above: Inger Rokkjaer, 2005

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Twenty Years - Twenty Pots Sep - Oct 2008
Inger Rokkjaer Nov - Dec 2005
Inger Rokkjaer Jun - Jul 2001
Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
Danish Pots and their Influence Oct - Nov 1995
Two Danish Potters Jan - Feb 1994
Eight Danish Potters Feb - Mar 1989

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