Boekhorst-Froger, Claartje

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Bergen op Zoom
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The Netherlands
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Claartje (Clara) Boekhorst - Froger is born on September 24th, 1947 in Bergen op Zoom. She started her education between 1961 and 1963 doing the education creativ workmanship for youth leadership (level a and b) followed between 1963 and 1969 by the education at the Academy for Visual Arts St. Joost in Breda. In 1967 Claartje has her first exhibition in the Utrecht Trade Fair buildings. Since 1969 she is doing for four years a study at the Academy for Architecture in Amsterdam. Claartje lives and works from 1969 until 1974 in Delft, from 1974 until 1975 in Schoonoord (prov. Drenthe) and since 1975 in Rotterdam. From 1971 until 1972 she is working at the 'Experimentele Afdeling' from De Porceleyne Fles in Delft. Apart from ceramics (pots, plastic art and ceramic outdoor art projects) Claartje makes also drawings. 

Clara Froger is a visual artist, designer en color consultant. Ever since she can remember she is aware of color sensations with sound, smell, taste, movement en emotions, physically or emotionally. In her works as an artist she tries to catch her colorful experiences as well in her three-dimensional work as in her paintings. In collaboration with Crétien van Campen she developed the Netherlands Color Synesthesia method. Together they organize synesthesia days in Holland yearly. Recently, she has initiated several workshops and studies on colors of fragrances, music, odors and words.

Visit the website of the artist:

  • Spruit-Ledeboer, Mieke G. - Nederlandse Keramiek 1900-1975, Assen 1977.
  • Dobbelmann, Th.A.H.M. - De experimentele afdeling van De Porceleyne Fles te Delft, 1955-1975 in: M.V.N.C. nr. 72, 1975.
  • 100 Nederlandse keramisten, Galerij De Ark, Boxtel, 1974.