“To see beauty in that which is imperfect, old, modest and authentic.. “
This quote is the inspiration for my work. It is the core of Wabi-sabi, an ancient Japanese philosophy and aesthetic.
Over time, objects are affected, colors change and new patterns emerge. I find the imperfection that arises interesting. It tells the story of the object. Clay fits the philosophy of wabi-sabi. I make simple shapes that often refer to old, functional pottery. They don't have to be completely perfect.
Not only for the shape but also for the finish of my work I look for techniques that fit within wabi-sabi. Alternative firing techniques give the colors and random patterns that I'm looking for.
In recent years I have specialized in saggar firing in an electric kiln.
My challenge is to always find (new) possibilities that reflect the 'feel' of wabi-sabi.
Here you can see and buy my work
Kasteellaan 8, Tegelen.
Open Tuesday to Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM
'Groots in 't Klein'
After the success of last year, gallery Bax is organizing this exhibition again. More than 100 artists submitted works of
20 x 20 cm.
18 June to 10 September.
Open Tuesday to Friday: 1:30 - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Singel 82, Sneek
Jupiterweg 6, Leeuwarden
Open Tuesday to Saturday: noon - 6 PM.
In June, July and August closed on Saturday.
OOkunst, kunstroute Kortemark (B)
Galerie Artjean, Kaatsheuvel
Galerie Bax, Sneek
Keramiek Centrum Limburg, Genk, België
Forma Aktua, Groningen