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Ricus Sebes

Ricus Sebes Ceramicist
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English, German, Dutch
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+49 67419813143
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A man of contrasts

  • • Ricus only decided to become a ceramicist in his mid-thirties
  • • He was inspired by his ceramicist wife
  • • His work combines rough textures with fine crystalline glazes

Driven by the urge to learn and the courage to fundamentally readjust the cornerstones of his life, Dutchman Ricus Sebes made a brave decision in his mid-30s. “I reached a point where I felt I had to redefine my future,” he says. Inspired by the work of his ceramicist wife Sonja Sebes, he left behind a career as a marine and salvage diver and started his apprenticeship as a ceramicist. After years of learning and refining, his newly chosen path bore fruit, and with the move from the Netherlands to Germany came new opportunities. Today, his works have garnered wide recognition and numerous prizes.

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Works

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Bowl

Central to the work of Ricus as a ceramicist is a constant exploration of home-made clays and glazes, as well as experiments with different firings. He has started to add increasing quantities of organic and inorganic materials to his clays. This concrete porcelain vessel was crafted with a coarse-grained porcelain and a glaze produced by Ricus.

Height 17 cm
Width 7 cm

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Vessel

Ricus is adding increasing quantities of organic and inorganic materials to his clays. They quickly become apparent on the rough textured surface of the vessel after the final firing. The glaze expands during the controlled cooling in the kiln, producing a crystal-like glow.

Height 10 cm
Width 15 cm

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Vessel II

This vessel was worked on with a coarse-grained concrete porcelain as well as a glaze produced by Ricus. The glaze expands during the controlled cooling of the ceramic in the kiln, producing a crystal-like glow. It appeals to Ricus that the more one looks at the piece, the more the different stages of production become apparent.

Height 14 cm
Width 10 cm

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Plate

Using a roughly chamotted (or grogged) porcelain that he produced himself, Ricus added a pink and sand-coloured crystal glaze, also of his own production, to decorate the surface of the plate. The more one looks at the glow of the crystal glaze, the more the different stages of production become apparent.

Diameter 45 cm

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Vessel III

This vessel was crafted from a coarse-grained porcelain and a glaze produced by Ricus. The glaze expands during the controlled cooling of the ceramic in the kiln, producing a crystal-like glow. It appeals to Ricus that the more one looks at the piece, the more the different stages of production become apparent.

Height 19 cm
Width 12 cm

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