BÖRJE SKOHG (1923-2006)
Oskar Börje Skohg, artist and ceramicist, was born in Mora, Sweden. He studied at Konstfack in Stockholm 1948-49, then at Stockholm Art School in 1955, and was employed at Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik starting 1947. His first duties were to manufacture bathtubs, but he was soon discovered by the notable Wilhelm Kåge, who instead placed him in the Argenta (silver) department. Börje mainly made ceramic tiles with relief motifs of silver, all under the direction of Carl Blomqvist. In the late 1950s, he also developed a unique process to emboss silver decorations directly on stones, which found a devoted collector's audience.
After 40 years in 1987, Börje left Gustavsberg and moved to Rättvik in Dalarna. There he devoted himself to painting and had several exhibitions including galleries in New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki. His work is in the collection at the National Museum Sweden, in Örebro, Mora, Sverigehuset and NK in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Surahammar and Tällberg. Börje also donated a large part of his ceramics and art collection to Edsbyn Museum. His objects are typically signed "Skogh" or "Ateljé Börje Skogh".