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“Since my childhood in Denmark I have been interested in exploring the creative potentials of clay. Expressing new ideas regarding forms, glazes and decorative techniques inspires my journey to make ceramic pieces of natural beauty which can be used and enjoyed by others.”

Lene is a well known Danish ceramist who has been living and working in Melbourne since the 1980s. Lene will be having an exhibition with wood artist Andrew Potocnik in the Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen art & Gallery March/April 2016. You can find out more about this exhibition.  We have also been lucky enough to have Lene tke part in exhibitions over the years. Below are images of Lene’s work. Also, her CV .



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Curriculum Vitae    Ceramist Lene Kuhl Jakobsen

– Solo and Joint Exhibitions

2015 ‘Form-Aakar’ Mr Kitly Melbourne

2012 ‘Banyule Contemporary Art Fair No1’ Melbourne

2009 ‘Relume’ Twenty 21, Melbourne

2009 ‘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 2009

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

2013 ‘She’ Walker Street 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

2010  Walker Street Gallery Dandenong, Victoria

2009 Ceramics Victoria 40th Anniversary Exhibition Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

2009 ‘First Show’ Pan Gallery, Melbourne

Since 1988 participation in many group exhibitions


– Awards, Grants and Residencies

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

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


– Collections

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.


– Publications

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

Handmade in Melbourne Slattery Media Group 2009


– Memberships • Craft Victoria • The Australian Ceramics Association


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