On Friday 21 May, Lin Utzon turns 75 years old.
She was born in 1946 and grew up in Hellebæk between Helsingør and Hornbæk, where she still has her workshop today.
When she was 15, the family moved the tent poles up to move around on the other side of the globe. They settled in Australia, where she began an education at the School of Painters and Sculptors in Sydney.
As a 20-year-old, it was time to travel home to Copenhagen, where she continued her education at the School of Arts and Crafts and Margrethe School.
In 1978, she joined the Royal Porcelain Factory. Five years before, she had opened the workshop in Hellebæk.
“Can Lis” is a house located in Mallorca, which her father, the world-famous architect Jørn Utzon, built for his wife Lis and himself. A house that Lin lived in for a while – until it became too much.
– At times, calls were made several times a day by architecture enthusiasts who wanted to see the house, Lin Utzon said in an interview with Berlingske.
– Once my parents had been out driving, and when they got back to the house, an entire bus company was being shown around outside. My parents went for a walk while waiting to get into their own house.
As an artist, Lin Utzon has worked with many different materials and artistic expressions. She has made porcelain series, scenography and designed costumes for the Royal Ballet.
Over the years, she has received a number of awards from, among others, Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond, Politikens Fond, Dronning Margrethe og Prins Henriks Fond, Augustinus Fonde and Statens Kunstfond.
In 2011 she received the Funen Culture Prize for the ceramics exhibition “The light and the clay”.
Source: The Nordic Page