Path and Inspiration Lise’s primary interests lie in creating highly textured and natural, organic forms, with references to details in nature and the urban environment. Memories of growing up in a rugged landscape in Norway inform both shapes and mark-making, imbuing the pieces with a sense of place and history, of time spent exposed and weathered by the natural elements.
Process and Practice Lise works with many different techniques, from delicately thin thrown vessels to roughly textured slabs of coarse clay and often combines different making techniques within each piece. Using a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays, each piece is layered with slips, oxides, glazes and natural ash, applied in a painterly and abstract way. Often the pieces are fired several times, with new layers added between each firing.