Are ceramic traditions reflected in your work?
I rely on an age-old tradition for refining and controlling materials and processes. I mainly work with porcelain, a material known for its white, fragile perfection. In my works this porcelain perfection is challenged by a semi-controllable process of foaming glazes, which gives a richness of texture and colour.
Is the interaction between clay and glaze important to you?
When testing glazes, I always have my eye on the way the glaze interacts with the clay, focusing on the unpredictable things that can happen when two glazes meet. It's not like mixing blue and yellow and getting green. The interaction between glazes is like alchemy and may create something new and unique.
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How can glaze alter the shape of an object?
In the kiln, the glazes I use foam and burst in viscous bubbles. What rules here is heat, gravity and the properties of basic materials from the ground, which are magically transformed. When I switch off the heat, I maintain an impression of a process ruled by natural forces.
Do you imitate some of nature's own surfaces?
My aim is to give the impression of things we can recognise in nature – growth and decay, gravity, attraction and adaption. In this recognition there is an existential aspect. The processes that we may refer to as natural mimic our own way of being in the world.