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Reinhilde Van Grieken

Reinhilde Van Grieken Ceramicist
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Dutch, French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 496475453
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Telling her story through clay

  • • Reinhilde loves to work with porcelain and stoneware
  • • She enjoys collaborating with other artists and artisans
  • • She loves the creative freedom that comes with ceramics

Reinhilde Van Grieken has always been very creative, ever since she was a child. She studied sculpture and ceramics at the Art Academy in her native town of Herentals and has since been working as a sculptural ceramicist. “I want to tell my story through clay. In order to do so, I often change my style and my technique”. She likes to create on the potter’s wheel, but also by slip-casting and hand modelling. “What really counts for me is to communicate my message. The composition is very important, and this allows me to bring the observer closer to my creations. I hope they can understand the subtlety of what I am trying to convey.”

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Works

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Pricked Nut

Because Reinhilde enjoys the interaction between his pieces and their viewers, he created this design that moves when someone approaches it. The clay sections that make up the piece are not parallel. The base is wider than the top to ensure that it can be rocked slightly but will not roll over. When placed on a wooden floor, kinetic energy can move it, startling passers-by.

Width 8 cm
Height 7 cm

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Walking Dinner

The alteration of a cooking utensil, simply by closing the top, modifies the design completely, both aesthetically and in terms of usefulness. By transforming the object into a three-dimensional sculpture, Reinhilde wanted to draw attention to the fine line between craft, design and art.

Length 5 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 10 cm

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Betray

This stoneware sculpture is part of a series, The Rooster Crowed for the Sixth Time, a reflection on the misuse of power as well as the abuse of children by members of religious orders. Reinhilde considered how those accused of wrongdoing were transferred to other parishes in a vain attempt to solve the problem but resulting only in creating new victims.

Width 12 cm
Height 52 cm

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Conscience

This stoneware sculpture is part of a series, The Rooster Crowed for the Sixth Time, a reflection on the misuse of power as well as the abuse of children by members of religious orders. Reinhilde considered how those accused of wrongdoing were transferred to other parishes in a vain attempt to solve the problem but resulting only in creating new victims.

Length 31 cm
Width 9.5 cm
Height 14.5 cm

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The Church and all its Godliness

This stoneware sculpture is part of a series, The Rooster Crowed for the Sixth Time, a reflection on the misuse of power as well as the abuse of children by members of religious orders. Reinhilde considered how those accused of wrongdoing were transferred to other parishes in a vain attempt to solve the problem but resulting only in creating new victims.

Length 34 cm
Width 16 cm
Height 12 cm

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