About

I live on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. I am originally from Denmark where I graduated from Kolding School of Art and Design. I work with ceramic and bronze sculpture.

The themes in my artwork revolve around the forms, patterns and shapes caused by forces of nature and our human response to them by way of inventing forms that can withstand or harness that power. I am fascinated by formation in waves in water, sand and rock and with boat structures through history and pre-history.

 Some of my work can be seen in Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, and I regularly show pieces in Galleries in Dublin and Cork also. I take part in group shows in Dublin and Kerry each year and also work with art facilitation projects for Ealaín na Gaeltachta, The Heritage Council, Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne. 

Inspiration

“The shapes and contours of the landscape in this mountainous seaside location often make their way into my work”

Lone’s work is a manifestation of the West of Ireland’s wild beauty expressed with elegance and simplicity.


Techniques

Lone Beiter developes her sculpture through a process of combining techniques including throwing, slab-building, plaster casting, press moulding and carving to create unique pieces. Essential to Lone’s process is developing glaze fomulas which accentuate the dynamic sculptural forms of her art and detail the story being told. Sometimes the pieces are developed on to make limited edition bronze sculptures with different patinas.

“Nine Nights in Nóatún” Bronze with copper patina.


Artistic expression

“Growing up in sandy Western Jutland was a lesson in how wind and
water carve the landscape. This fascination of mine remains the same and is now focused on the unique landscape of West Kerry. The primal patterns expressed by the sea and wind in the
contours of the mountains and the ripples on the beach are integral to my work. I capture these patterns in plaster, clay and bronze and playfully present them back to the viewer in new forms and dimensions.”


“Complementing the untameable force of nature, is the human response to this energy. My ceramic boats encapsule this human response and balance between the wild and the structure. In my more recent work these manmade structures seem to bend to the forces that create our landscape. The boats disintegrate, they melt into the landscape, and eventually regrow. These works represent a cycle of creation and recreation.”