In the years I took courses, I learned different pottery techniques but I instantly fell in love with handbuilding. Where wheel throwing is limited to symmetry pieces, the possibilities are endless with handbuilding. So everything I make, is rolled, cut and formed by me.
At this moment I don’t really consider myself as a professional ceramist/potter, because this is not my fulltime job. I just really LOVE to work with clay. It requires a lot of presence and it works very meditating to me. And at the end I am always so satisfied with all of my pieces, because I’ve put my full focus, love and creativity in it.
What is your ‘signature’ when it comes to your own ceramics? What is your favourite piece?
Actually I have lots of ideas and make different things, but from day one I have been working with raw speckled clay and still do. It’s my favorite kind of clay and it’s still coming back in ‘almost’ every piece.
If I have to name one favorite, it would be the ‘parenthood sculptures’ which displays my little family.
Recently you sold your beautiful ceramic pieces to a very nice museum, Voorlinden. Did you have any other nice assignments and what was your favourite so far.
I really felt flattered when Voorlinden wanted to sell my ceramics, how could I say no?!