My interest in ceramic art is mainly influenced by the Oriental-Japanese Tradition. I find the Reduction and Raku techniques, where the ceramicist becomes but an observer, the most effective means to express myself. I create one-off pieces or small series of works with a focus on the surface and its relationship with the form. If the balance is right, the lines created on the glaze turn into a 3 dimensional landscape or story.
The ceramics I make are not necessarily functional pieces; they are more like objects or containers – very primal and universal symbols in the human consciousness. In early times the first containers were created for ceremonial purposes to represent the human body; today we mainly use them for their functional properties. In my work I would like to connect and reawaken the consciousness of those primal feelings towards ceramic objects.
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