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
2016 ‘Things of Wood and Clay’ Bolin B
olin Gallery Melbourne
2015 ‘Form-Aakar’ Mr Kitly Melbourne2012 ‘Banyule Contemporary Art Fair Melbourne
2009 ‘Relume’ Twenty 21, Melbourne2009 ‘edaphic north’ Pan Gallery, Melbourne
2006 ‘Desert Colours and Sand Lines’ Tony Smibert Gallery, Victoria
2003 ‘Kontrast’ Galerie Hors-Saison, Melbourne
2000 ‘Along the Lines’ Northcote Pottery Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘Influences’ Viborg, Denmark
1997 ‘Scandinavian Origins’ Art Affairs Gallery, Melbourne
1993 ‘Searamica’ Northcote Pottery Gallery, Melbourne
1992 ‘Once Upon a Beach’ Pigtale Gallery, Melbourne
– Selected Group Exhibitions since 2007
2019 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
2019 ‘Vitrious’ Contemporary Arts Society Melbourne
2018 ‘ Sculpture Show’ at Kerrie Lowe Gallery Sydney
2017 ‘Crafter’s Edge’ at Crafter Richmond
2017 ‘Vessel’ Hatch Contemporary Art Space Melbourne
2017 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
2016 North Queensland Ceramic Awards Pinnacles Gallery Townsville
2015 Finalist in Victorian Craft Award
2015 ‘Victorians Stepping Up’ Belconnen Art Centre Canberra
2015 ‘Belonging’ ANU School of Art Canberra
2014 ‘Vessel’ Herring Island Gallery Victoria
2013 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
2013 ‘Home’ Hatch Contemporary Art Space Victoria
2013 ‘Haven’ Herring Island Gallery Victoria
2012 ‘Hochdosiert’ Deggendorf Handwerks Museum Germany
2012 ‘Breaking the Drought’ Herring Island Gallery Melbourne
2011 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
2011 Melting Pot Cairns regional Art Gallery Queensland
2011 Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Melbourne
2011 ‘Elemental’ Herring Island Summer Arts Festival Melbourne
2010 ‘Golden Earth’ India Habitat Centre Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
1990-2010 participation in many group exhibitions
– Awards and Grants
2011 ‘Elemental’ Exhibition First Prize
2011 Cairns National Ceramics Exhibition Award
2008 and 2010 Artist Residency at Erik Nyholm Studio in Denmark.
2006 Sculptural Award, ‘Tactonics’, Expressive Ceramics Exhibition
2005 St. Peters Pottery Award
2001 Sydney Teapot Show Award and Redcliffe Exellence 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
Victorian Ceramic Group 2002, Cairns Regional Gallery Collection 1999, Banyule City Art Collection 1998
Private collections in Australia, Denmark, Greece, India, Japan, New York, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, UK.
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,Handmade in Melbourne Slattery Media Group 2009
Two sculptures included in ‘500 Ceramic Sculptures’ by Lark Books, published in 2009