Curriculum Vitae - Tchai privat
1980 : School of Craft and Design, Copenhagen
1986 : Pilchuck School of Glass, USA, master class with Klaus Moje
2000 : Northlands Creative Center, master class with Richard Marquis
2009 : Re-educated myself at Aarhus Business Academy
2011 : Multimediadesigner
1954: Born in Hobro, Denmark
1956: Moved to Saxogade, Vesterbro, Copenhagen.
1962: Immigrated with parents and little sister to Australia. First by
fishing boat from Nyhavn to Amsterdam. Then from Holland to
Kuwait in a VW van. Finally from Arabia to Down Under by
container ship. The journey took nine months.
1963: Travelled extensively throughout Australia as seasonal workers,
living in a small wooden caravan. Periodically gold-digging and
opal-hunting. Attended more schools than I can count.
1968: Started my highschool education at Coorparoo State High.
1971: Returned to Denmark with mother and sister.
1972: Settled in Christianshavn and took REALEKSAMEN after having
learnt Danish again.
1973: Took numerous jobs - cleaning, welding, shop-assistant, bill-
board carrier, shop-manager etc., etc.
1975: Accepted at School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen (ceramics
1980: Graduated in glass and moved to Ebeltoft. Discovered that Mols
was the cradle of my mothers family.
1988: Married my one-time teacher and employer, Finn Lynggaard,
after having shared a studio for a number of years.
1990: The utmost achievement of my life - my daughter, Eva.
1980 - 2009: Made a living making glass for nearly 30 years, but had to
stop because of scoliosis and arthritis of the spine.
2011: My husband, Finn, dies having braved heart-surgery and several
years of dialysis.
2012: Ebeltoft Glas re-locates and opens in one of the smallest galleries
2013 ....and onwards. Will continue making glass on a smaller scale and with the help of good assistants. Have recently taken up clay again as this is not so strenuous on the back. Still have to make a living somehow!
Initiatives: Co-founder of KiC - Kunsthåndværk i Centrum (2005 - 2011).