Lise's work reflects her memories of growing up in Norway, surrounded by mountains, forests and rocky beaches. She finds the textures in craggy rock faces, lichen, moss and layered tree bark endlessly fascinating, as well as the natural asymmetry and imperfection that makes nature so beautiful. She find new life and states of decay equally inspiring. Many think of rocks and treebark as not being very colourful, but when you look closely there is a huge range of colours, and Lise uses slips, oxides and glazes to recreate some of this rich palette of sometimes unexpected colour combinations.
Lise mixes her own clays and fire to stoneware in electric or gas kilns, often adding sand or other materials to create texture. Lise uses Japanese techniques such as stretching and carving, often in combination with wheel throwing, to create natural forms reminiscent of elements in the wild.
Having lived in a big city for a long time, she feels compelled to create work that reminds me of the natural environment she loves so much, and to bring an impression of that into the home environment. Her work can often be described as somewhere between fine art and functional. she likes the idea that a vessel that looks like a piece of rock can hold water and flowers, just like the way small fragile flowers cling to tiny cracks in a rocky landscape, but looks equally beautiful as an object in its own right.