Jan Sorensen was born in Alkestrup, Denmark in 1949. A carpenter by trade, he played football for 10 years in the Danish Premier League and toured with the national team. Injury ended his sporting career.
In 1990, Jan moved to England, where he pursued his love for carving and started sculpting in 1994. After living in East London with his wife Monica, his childhood love, he has now moved back to Denmark.
Jan sculpts in clay, plasticine and plaster of Paris, later casting the work in bronze as the final medium. Beginning with a concept, he then sketches it roughly once onto paper, all the while visualising the final sculpture in three dimensions. He then forms an armature which is the skeleton of the sculpture, from iron rods, chicken wire, copper wire, aluminium strands or even coat hangers. He produces eight or nine editions of each sculpture which may be cast in different years. When a series is sold out, he destroys the original mould with a large hammer and makes a visual record of the event. On request, purchasers can have a certificate of authenticity of the piece. These beautifully finished and popular bronzes have been exhibited all over the UK and in Denmark.