Window Walk | Lene Kuhl Jakobsen X Craft Victoria Atrium
“I have worked with clay for forty years and the attraction to the earthy nature of this medium still feels strong. Shaping pieces from earth itself and making glazes from components of rock challenges a continued exploration.
In developing these groups of hand built shapes I seek to impart particulars into the work which are important to my own sense datum.
The stoneware clays, glaze finishes and surface treatments make references to elements such as sand, rock and water. Each shape rises from a flat base into arched forms which combined may resemble a landscape. Some pieces are split to reveal an inner surface.
Having lived in the northern and southern hemisphere I maintain an interest in nature and its many manifestations and intend these ceramic shapes to serve as a ‘terrestrial memento’ for the viewer.”
Lene grew up in Denmark and attended an Arts and Craft School for 4 years and then worked in pottery studios in Denmark and Norway before arriving in Australia in 1985.
First sharing studios with others Lene worked from a studio at home since 1988.
Vessel based works are made on the pottery wheel and sculptural pieces are hand built using various techniques. All works are fired to 1280 degrees in an electric kiln.
Drawing inspiration from both the Australian environment and from her Scandinavian background, Lene creates pieces with tactile qualities and shapes of restrained simplicity in order to achieve a contemporary yet classic look.
Lene has exhibited in solo and numerous group exhibitions and received awards for her work.
This contemporary craft installation is hosted by:
Monday to Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm.
This event is part of Craft Cubed 2019 Window Walk Project, funded by the City of Melbourne
For more information about the program and where to see installations across the city, please visit www.craft.org.au/window-walk-project