An exhibition by ceramist Lene Roehrig Kjaer
17. October – 28. November 2014
Lene Roehrig Kjær recently relocated from Copenhagen to the countryside in Lolland with her husband and is now literally living on a field. Her workshop is now side by side with the material she uses most as a ceramist – clay.
‘As a ceramist I am fascinated to see the mark of mankind in the clay and in the world. When I work with clay as a ceramist, testing the possibilities of that specific material, I am working with the earth itself. I try to immerse myself in the material and disseminate the stories it tells me. I am curious. What is hidden in the earth and clay? Can we talk to the earth and what does it tell us if we listen?
Someone ones told me that: ‘when we die we turn to clay…’ This had a profound impact on me and I started to feel a strong connection with the people of the past that has now turned into clay. I feel their inheritance and wisdom in the clay and I use my hands to transform this and give it a new shape.
The work in this exhibition shows different nodes in my career. The exhibition collects these fragments of time into one comprehensive piece thus marking a new standpoint in my career. The exhibition opens up the clay for the observer to look into, to experience and to create their own understanding of.’