Jane Reumert was born December 2, 1942 in Gentofte, Denmark. She worked as a professional ceramist since the 1960s. Reumert's influences range from nature to calligraphy. She has stated that she was interested in nature and especially birds from her early youth. Those motives are found in her work of the 2000s. She uses European and Asian calligraphic lettering styles.
In the late 1980s Reumert began working on porcelain and made thin salt glazed vessels, fired to 1330 °C. In the early 1990s, she experimented with adding fiberglass and other fibers to her clay, allowing thinner forms. She often displays her work on wire tripods to create the illusion of floating. In 1994, Reumert was awarded the Torsten and Wanja Soderberg Nordic Design Prize. In 2011, she took part in the Nordic Woodfire Marathon, and was a guest artist at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark.
Reumert has published writings and books on ceramic techniques and on her own work. She writes in Danish and some of her books, including Transparency and Contemporary Pottery, have been translated into English.
In 2003, Jane Reumert moved away from the island of Bornholm where she created her salt-glazed pieces with a gas-fired kiln to Copenhagen, where she uses a wood-fired kiln.
Reumert is married to the Danish artist Bo Bonfils.
Jane passed away 4 april 2016
She was represented in the Netherlands by Galerie Carla Koch Amsterdam.
Pictures: Jane Reumert, portrait (source Wikipedia); portrait around 2014 (source Keramiske Veje 2018); bowls on wire tripods (source Puls Gallery, Brussels); bowl in thin porcelain (coll. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam).
- Keramiske Veje 2018, United and Apart, Catalogue Clay Museum Middelfahrt (DK), catalogue 2018.