Born in Denmark Lene studied ceramic design at Kolding Arts and Craft School from 1974-78. The school’s philosophy emphasized learning by observing nature. Subjects such as drawing,wheel throwing, hand-building and chemistry was studied delivering a thorough education in the ceramic field.
From 1979 Lene worked in a pottery in Copenhagen for several years and developed further skills learning from the other ceramists in a production workshop. During these years she also had the opportunity to develop her own work for exhibition and sale. Holidays were spent traveling in Europe.
Living in Norway in 1983-84 Lene assisted a ceramic artist with a large mural as well as producing her own works.
Moving to Melbourne in 1985 Lene found a job working for other ceramists and later shared studio facilities teaching pottery classes adjusting to working with new materials in a new country.
She had two children before establishing her own studio at home in Heidelberg in 1992. Lene choose to work with high temperature stoneware and porcelain clays fired in an electric kiln.
The ceramic pieces sell in several galleries and shops and Lene has held several solo exhibitions and taken part in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Lene continue to experiment with clay, glazes and decorative techniques in order to develop new styles of work.
– Solo and Joint Exhibitions
2012 ‘Banyule Contemporary Art Fair No1’ Melbourne
2009 ‘Relume’ Twenty 21, Melbourne
2009 ‘edaphic north’ Pan Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Artist residency at Erik Nyholm Ceramic Studio in Denmark
2006 ‘Desert Colours and Sand Lines’ Tony Smibert Gallery, Victoria, (with Faye De Pasquale)
2003 ‘Kontrast’ Galerie Hors-Saison, Melbourne
2000 ‘Along the Lines’ Northcote Pottery Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘Influences’ Viborg, Denmark, (with Lone White)
1997 ‘Scandinavian Origins’ Art Affairs Gallery, Melbourne, (with Lena Hautoniemi)
1993 ‘Searamica’ Northcote Pottery Gallery, Melbourne
1992 ‘Once Upon a Beach’ Pigtale Gallery, Melbourne
– Selected Group Exhibitions since 2007
2013 ‘Haven’ Heering Island Gallery Melbourne
‘She’ Walker Street Gallery Dandenong, Victoria
2012 ‘Hochdosiert’ Deggendorf Handwerks Museum Germany
2012 ‘Breaking the Drought’ Heering Island Gallery Melbourne
2011 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award Exhibition Victoria
2011 ‘Melting Pot’ Cairns regional Art Gallery Queensland
2011 Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Melbourne
2011 ‘Elemental’ Heering Island Summer Arts Festival Melbourne
2010 ‘Golden Earth’ India Habitat Centre Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2010 Ceramics Victoria Show Walker Street Gallery Dandenong, Victoria
2009 Ceramics Victoria 40th Anniversary Exhibition Manningham Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Guest exhibitor Kunstnernes Hus, Silkeborg, Denmark
‘First Show’ Pan Gallery, Melbourne
2007 ‘Some Ceramics +’ Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
‘Melting Pot’ Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
1990-2006 Participation in many group exhibitions.
– Awards and Grants
2011 ‘Elemental’ Exhibition First Prize
2011 Cairns National Ceramics Exhibition Award
2006 Sculptural Award, ‘Tactonics’, Expressive Ceramics Exhibition
2005 St. Peters Pottery Award
2001 Sydney Teapot Show Award
2001 Redcliffe Excellence in Craft Award
1999 First Prize, Cairns National Ceramic Exhibition
1998 Grants from Crafts Australia, Pat Corrigan and Danish Embassy
1997 Contemporary Clay, Cowwarr Art Space, Victoria
Private Collections in Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Japan, UK, New York , India, Singapore, Greece.
2002 Victorian Ceramic Group
1999 Cairns Regional Gallery Collection
1998 Banyule City Art Collection
Pottery in Australia: Vol 40 No 4 2001 – Vol 39 No 3 2000 – Vol 38 No 1 1999 – Vol 34 No 3 1995-Vol 32 No 1 1993
Hochdosiert catalogue Handwerksmuseum Deggendorf 2012
Two sculptures included in ‘500 Ceramic Sculptures’ by Lark Books, published in 2009
– Memberships • Ceramics Victoria • Craft Victoria • The Australian Ceramics Association