Anne Kjærsgaard is born in Copenhagen November 27, 1933. She studied at the Kunsthåndværkerskolen in Copenhagen from 1950 till 1954. Than she worked in the workshop of Bernard Leach in St Ives from 1955 till 1957. Next she settled as a potter in France, to start in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye (Nièvre). In 1959 she moved to La Borne (Cher) where she met the potter Jean Linard. They became a couple and married in Neuvy-Deux-Clochers in 1964. In 1961 they settled in Neuvy-Deux-Clochers, a hamlet of potters. Here they got four children. Unfortunately the couple got divorced in 1973. Later Anne lives for some years in Saint-Antoine-de-Ficalba (Lot-et-Garonne), but in the last years of her life she returns Neuvy-Deux-Clochers. Here she died February 25, 1990.
Pictures: Portrait of Anne Kjaersgaard, 1981 (photo Christian Dao); portrait of Anne in La Borne (source Pinterest); bowl (source Snup.nu); Brunhammer); plate, grès, 1985 (source Brunhammer); various objects Granberger Collection (source Stockholms Auktions Verk, 2012).
The forms are traditional; plates, bottles, bowls and jugs. The original pencil decorations and the thick and transparant unique glazes shape her handwriting.
- Brunhammer, Yvonne, Terre de France, quelques visages céramique, 1986.