Anne Lykke's work is autobiographical and draws upon her life experience – love, family, memories and contemplations, seen through the veil of her eternal life companion; bipolar disorder. Through her work she opens a window to an inner space, a beautiful, ethereal and dreamlike world that veils the very real, and often dark and difficult, subject matter of human existence. Anne Lykke’s work starts with herself, but does not end there; the subject matter reaches into humanity as a whole – how we experience the society we have created around ourselves, and the psychological challenges it brings to us as human beings.
Through hand built vessels and figures, hand painted pattern, mark-making, and illustration, Anne employs artistic languages anchored in the taxonomy of ceramic vessels and figures which, since the earliest forms of pottery, have always been used to leave a trail; a narrative of the culture and the people who made them. Through her work Anne Lykke continues this tradition, as an artist in the 20th century.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Ceramics & Glass, 2019
Anne Lykke, born 1984, is a female artist born and raised in Denmark. She did her BA in ceramics at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art (2010–2014). After graduation she focussed on her professional practice and teaching ceramics. In 2017 she decided it was time for a new challenge, and to educate further in the field of ceramics, and was accepted at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally; in 2019 her work was purchased for the Omer Koc collection.
- BA Ceramics, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2014
- Teaching and tech. in her birth town of Aalborg, Denmark
- Anne has exhibited nationally and internationally. For further information please contact [email protected] or visit www.schleiffer.art
- Waddesdon Manor, Print Project Prize, 2018