Lea Nørby

Ceramics

I’m Lea, a Danish student discovering as much as possible within the ceramic field at Leksands Folkhögskola. I love to explore and try out new things. I rarely make the same piece twice and don’t care to much about making a perfect round bowl. For me ceramics is all about learning and challenging myself while having so much fun that I completely forget about time. Lately, I have been attaching and connecting things to functional vessels in order for them to be able to change appearance. I want people to interact with my pieces, to feel the material, listen to the sounds or simply just wonder. I have many different expressions, and in this exhibition you only see a fraction of that, but every piece here has something important to say.

 +4529296625 
 lea.norby.jensen@gmail.com

CONNECT

Year of production: 2022

Technique: Thrown and handbuild

Materials: stoneware

These vessels are connected by chains
allowing the piece to change appearance
and position. The piece is an exploration
of what connects us. Might it be coffee,
flowers or a memory of hot churros? It is
an investigation of contrasts: raw and polished. Light and dark. Close or far apart?
What set of cups would you like to share
with your loved one, your colleague or
a stranger. Is it the same? I invite you to
write down what you think of and experience. Restrictions? Borders? Security?
Love?

ESTABLISH

Year of production: 2022

Technique: Thrown

Materials: stoneware

As an artist/craftsperson/creator it can be
hard to get yourself and your name established. In the ceramic world, the creators
name is usually on the bottom of things.
Hidden. I turn things around.
Maybe it works to put it ’black’ on ’white’
or carve it in stone. So here you go – I did
both.

WHAT PEOPLE WANT

Year of production: 2022

Technique: Coiled, thrown, pressmolded

Materials: stoneware

It can be hard to understand why a cup
here might cost 500sek and a cup at Clas
Ohlson costs 30sek. The cups will fulfil the
same function equally good. It is something
else then. It is our time and our hands.
Every single piece is shaped, formed and
felt by its maker. There is no other like it even when it is a series of cups with the same shape and colour. Each cup will have its own history and marks. It might be easier
to comprehend if I present ceramics with
something we value highly?

SAY SOMETHING

Year of production: 2022

Technique: Thrown

Materials: stoneware

Read a bit, if you are curious