Ceramics


ARTIST STATEMENT

ARTIST STATEMENT

MOT DE L' ARSTISTE

 

My relationship with art was formed in the years when I studied art history at the University of Ghent. This lead to a love for ancient objects, classical architecture and culture, especially the color schemes of the ancient Greek palaces. All shades of blue in contrast with other colours intrigue me.

I work with different materials , stoneware, porcelain castingslib and explore there qualities and bounderies. I like to start with simple forms and put them in relation to one another, like families. 

The bowl  is one of my favorites, the relation between inside and outside of the form is an exciting theme to work with, especially when I use the bowl as a canvas for painting.

 

Dans ma récente démarche le choix de la porcelaine est guidé par sa blancheur, sa translucidité, l'aspect fragile mais dure. L’utilisation d’outils en bois donne le rythme à la construction des bols. Aucune pièce est la même, c’est la traduction du geste, de l'intervention du créateur et de son émotion. J'utilise les formes simples, le bol étant un de mes favoris.