Lise Herud Braten

Lise creates vases, vessels and natural, organic forms, rich in surface texture with colours referencing both 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.

Working with stoneware and porcelain clays, each piece is layered with slips, engobes, oxides, glazes and natural ash, applied in a painterly and abstract way. The resultant effect of this treatment suffuses the pieces with a sense of history, of time spent exposed and weathered by natural elements, giving a sense of timelessness to each piece.