Ute Lilei prefers clay and porcelain for her artistic work. With these materials she gives shape and expression to her objects. Influenced by the special, reduced aesthetics of Japanese ceramics, which are completed by the firing techniques used by the artist, such as raku, naked raku and capsule firing, she creates works of art that are new and unique in their impression and ceramic expression. A reduction to the essential and colorful restraint characterize her objects. The artist often adds further elements to the ceramics, such as translucent wire structures - which she creates three-dimensionally to fit each object exactly - or integrated light sources. Materials that seem almost contradictory thereby merge into a new, more far-reaching unity.
The objects appear mysterious through their surface and change their appearance in the course of the changing daylight. Ever new facets can be discerned. They challenge the viewer to engage with the objects again and again and lead him into a special world of objects. Due to the nature of the firing process - the ceramics bear the smoke traces of the fire - random textures and plays of colors are created, which are deepened and expanded by the wire compositions. Other objects express the artist's thoughts on political-social issues. The changing perception of the environment and the consequences of our actions also shape her artistic work. In her careful and intuitive handling of the material clay, an intensive communication and dialogue takes place between the artist and the processed material, so that it becomes almost visible to the viewer in her objects.