Bangholm Keramik Denmark
Bangholm Pottery started operation in 1948 in Skodstrup, near Aarhus Denmark, by Knud Nielsen and his father (also a potter).
The types of wares consisted mainly of domestic and utilitarian items for the home. It reached the height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, and became known for its’s colourful striped fajance glazed terracotta pottery which has continued in popularity on the secondary market.
The business was eventually taken over by Iben Scott Lundby, a close friend of the family. Iben had started with Bangholm in 1969 as a trainee who qualified as a potter in 1973. Iben worked with Bangholm from until 1990 when she took over the pottery. In 1998 the pottery was moved to nearby Ebeltoft. Here the focus was more on unique and one-off ceramics.
Bangholm Pottery in later years evolved into a different business, still run by Iben Scott Lundby. The extract below is from Iben’s current website HERE
My name Iben Scott Lundby. I was skilled as potter in 1973 in the family business ”Bangholm Keramik”. After education I continued in the pottery with throwing and painting until 1991. Here I took over the business after my parents, who have had a long and exciting life as potters.
The next 8 years, I continued this business with serial production and wholesale of Bangholm Keramik for shops primarily in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Gradually the throwing and decoration work began to drain the physics, and by the millennium, I decided to move the company to Ebeltoft, where the focus should be more unique work, smaller production, and only with retail sale from my own store.
After a short time in Ebeltoft, I succeeded in taking over a smaller property on Adelgade 4 in Ebeltoft, near the city’s small and famous old town hall. Here we got a good business location for our store supplied with a workshop building, which allowed organization of a slightly more intimate ceramic atelier for the throwing and painting work.
Now this business has evolved into a lifestyle store with retail sales of jewelry, womenswear, accessories, shoes, and handicrafts. More recently we have completed the physical store with this webshop as a natural additional sales channel.Today we enjoy a fantastic feedback from our customers, which gives us faith in a good development of our business.
Most of the pottery you will find by Bangholm is earthenware-terracotta, with a white tin glaze base – and coloured overglaze. Otherwise referred to as Fajance or Faience. Occasionally I have seen unglazed or partly glazed pieces, but not often.
The images below (except for the impressed backstamp) are all taken by me – you may find them much copied and mis-attibuted around the web – but most are from my original post on Bangholm Pottery on Blogger in 2011, and 2 later posts.