Pots and dishes are familiar daily objects. By placing them in a new context, by stripping them from there functionality and by adding alien elements (in texture, color as well as form), a dualistic feeling arises within the spectator: recognition – alienation.
By changing the evidence of the form, the spectator can give a new interpretation, by using the associations, which the object evokes. (From nature, other cultures, memories…). The interaction between what I mend to make, and what others see in it, is seldom a contradiction, usually an enrichment. During the making, the game between light and dark, movement and rest, open-/closeness, is very important. Playing with traditional forms and actual techniques, I am searching for a balance. The spectator adds a concrete story to it.
Lines, forms and ideas, preferably in movement… it all remains a tightrope walk.
Potters studio in Genth since 1988. Exhibitions in Belgium and different countries in Europe.