An Introduction to Danish Ceramics and Potters
Kongstrands Pottery, Esberg (1907-1919)
Soeren Kongstrand (1872-1951) was a succesful hardware dealer with
a great interest in ceramics. As selftaught potter he opened a pottery
in 1907. A good many professional potters were employed. Soeren
Kongstrand simply had to try-out his ideas about ceramic production.
Also his nephew Jens Pedersen (1890-1956) was employed and trained
by the potters. Kongstrand & Pedersen worked together at Kongstrands
Potteri, with Soeren Kongstrand supplying the 'vision' and creativity
and Jens Pedersen as the hard working Potter.
In 1911 the Kongstrans Potteri had its breakthrough
at "the Charlottenburg Exhibition".
Pressmarks: SK (Soeren Kongstrand) JP (Jens Pedersen)
Part 1 > Jens
Part 2 > L.Hjorts Terracotta
Factory, Roenne, Bornholm
Part 3 > Soeholm, Roenne on
Part 4 > P. Ipsens Enke, Copenhagen
Part 5 > Kongstrands Pottery, Esberg
Part 6 > Potteries and Potters
Part 7 > - The Turn of the Century
Article kindly supplied by Tove Jespersen Klitgaarden
Antique & Ceramics, Denmark. www.Klitgaarden.net