Peder Rasmussen is born November 2 1948 in Naestved (DK). 1966-70, Apprenticed as a potter by Herman A. Kähler in Næstved. 1970-71, Istituto Statale per la Porcellana, Sesto Fiorentino and Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy. 1972, Marries and establishes a studio with Karen Bennicke (K.B.) in Copenhagen. 1974, Studio and home in Bregentved. 1980-85, Forms the group MULTI MUD with colleagues Heidi Birck, Aage Birck, Lene Regius, Gunnar Palander and Karen Bennicke. 1983-99, Regular guest teacher at School og Design, Kolding, DK. 1991-95, Guest teacher at the School og Design, Copenhagen. 1992, Guest teacher at Banff Arts Center and Red Deer College, Canada. 1992-95, Forms the group LER with colleagues Bente Hansen and Karen Bennicke. 1994, Co curator of "Den Keramiske Kande" (jugs) Marienlyst Slot, Helsingør, DK. 1994-97, Member of the exhibition committee at Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum, DK. 1998, Crafts artist of the year, Vestsjællands Amt. 1999, Jury member by the Biennale of Arts and Crafts, Trapholt Museum of Art, Kolding. 2002, Curates the exhibition, Kähler Keramik, at Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen. 2007, Forms the group END with colleagues Alison Britton, Martn Smith, Richard Slee, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Marit Tingleff and Karen Bennicke. 2011-13, Chairman of the Crafts and Design section at The National Arts Foundation, DK.
About my work
'I am working with leadglazed earthenware in relatively classical scapes. Allthough form is important to me, it is a multitudious amount of insisting figurations, that are my ever rumaging reason for starting off yet another vessel.
The last couple of years my decorations took a more realistic turn. The human figure returned to my decorations for the first time since the early eightties - mostly in combination with ornamental elements. Lately I have worked with small freestanding figures as well.'
See me and my passion on:
Karen Bennicke & Peder Rasmussen
Koldinghus alle 4, Bregentved, DK, 4690 Haslev
Tlf. +45 - 56313502
Showroom adress: Store lade, Koldinghus Alle, Bregentved.
Open: First saturday each month, May - October, 12 - 17
and by appointment.
Portrait of Peder Rasmussen, about 2012; showroom image 2012; 'Gardenvase', earthenware with engobes and glaze, h. 43 cm, 2009; plate diam. 61 cm, 2011; plate 'pots from my collection', diam. 59 cm, 2012 (source: all pics from the website of the artist, with our great appreciation).