About

“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.

Exhibitions

Here you can see and buy my work

Tiendschuur, Tegelen

Kasteellaan 8, Tegelen.
Open Tuesday to Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Galerie Bax

'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

Kunstuitleen Friesland

Jupiterweg 6, Leeuwarden
Open Tuesday to Saturday: noon - 6 PM.
In June, July and August closed on Saturday.

Past exhibitions

Artine, Oostende
OOkunst, kunstroute Kortemark (B)
Theemaas, Rotterdam
Micksart, Emmen
Galerie Artjean, Kaatsheuvel
Kunsttuin, Veenhuizen
Galerie Bax, Sneek
Beeldhouwcentrum, Nuenen
Arboretum, Doorn
Keramikos, Haarlem
Keramiek Centrum Limburg, Genk, België
Kruithuis, 's-Hertogenbosch
Kunstlichtdesign, Tilburg
Forma Aktua, Groningen