Finn Lynggaard Danish ceramicist and glassware designer

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Finn Lynggaand (born 1930) was a Danish glassware designer and ceramicist.

Education

He studied painting and ceramics at Copenhagen’s Kunsthåndvaeskolen.

Biography

In 1958, he established his own workshop, making him a pioneer in the field of Danish studio glass. Deeply coloured flower designs on translucent backgrounds are a signature of his glasswork.

He began his career as a painter but swiftly turned his concentration to ceramics, producing a book on the Raku method in the process.  Then, in 1970, while in Toronto giving a ceramics lecture for Sheridan College, he was persuaded by a friend to start working with hot glass. He was immediately intrigued, and he began his profession as a glass artist. He then travelled to London, where he encouraged others to pursue careers as glass painters and increased the art form’s image throughout Europe.

Co-founded Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

Lynggaard proposed the establishment of a museum in Ebeltoft, where he had moved to in 1980 and set up a glass studio, at a symposium in Vienna in the early 1980s. In 1986, he and his wife, Tchai Munch, co-founded Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, as per his intention. On June 8, 1986, the museum opened its doors, and in 2008, it enlarged and added a new wing. In January 2010, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft staged the “Status 80” exhibition, which honoured Lynggaard’s 80th birthday by displaying ceramics and paintings from his entire career. Lynggard died on August 25, 2011. His work is still on display in galleries all around the world.

He took part in the (XH) Triennale di Milano in 1960. His art was featured in the ‘The Arts of Denmark’ travelling show in the United States from 1960 to 1961.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, March 17). Finn Lynggaard. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:24, October 28, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Finn_Lynggaard&oldid=1012608165

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