Ceramicist Lene Kuhl Jakobsen
Lene grew up in Denmark and attended an Arts and Craft School (4 year course) and worked in pottery studios for a few years in Denmark and Norway.
In 1985 Lene settled in Australia and soon began exhibiting her work here and overseas in solo and group exhibitions. Her work is held in public and private collections, and she has received awards and grants for her ceramic art.
All vessel based work is made on the pottery wheel in stoneware clays.
To create more interesting profiles various techniques are used for altering the shapes. Sculptures are hand built and all works are fired to 1280’ degrees in an electric kiln in her home studio.
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 strives for a pleasing balance between shape, decoration and texture of the glazes in each work.