My works combine clay in its plastic properties with free, abstract painting. I try here to test limits and – beyond this – to create connections between vessel and sculpture, image and sculpture, between simplicity and complexity.
What interests me in this is the imaginary space I create rather than actual space.
In this exhibition, I am showing small-scale mural pieces, dwellings that conceal their interior and that are perhaps quite different inside than the outside might lead us to expect. Enter or exit.
The combination of planning and randomness determines how the zebra surfaces will look, as it does the bowls, pushed out of rotational symmetry. In so doing, it enhances the typical contrasts of the porcelain; this demands great precision in the plastic state during the making, without ever surrendering control entirely to me.
Since I have been working in ceramics, I have always appreciated the vessel because of its self-evidence. In its essence – even if it goes beyond the bounds of function – it has for me something indubitable, without vanity.
… in summer, strawberries, little stones and sometimes buttons, the car key or a postage stamp.
And where did I put that special postcard?
The shopping list or a little confectionary to go with the wine, or a light supper of mozzarella and rocket and tHEN A CHOCOLATE?
Gorgeously fragrant Christmas cookies, still hot, to taste, but JUST to taste, please!…
The current favourite stone from last summer and a beautiful autumnal seed pod … everything is possible,
EVERYTHING ALWAYS DIFFERENT