MAKING THE OBJECTS I make ceramic objects by hand, aiming to have the plasticity of the clay seen in the finished result. The making is intuitive and quite explosive.I want to have an easiness and a closeness between thought and action – which is especially important as the pieces grow in size. Most of the pieces are wood fired. It gives various surfaces depending on the clay, kiln atmosphere and the amount of wood ashes melting on the piece. The process is requiring a lot of hard work but ultimately satisfying with all the surprises that come out.
INSTALLATION Building an installation is a joyful searching where I need to be very attentive to possibilities. Some things will only happen in the physical laboration. Some object are more towards characters, and some more like things, some are even decorations. It is essential that the objects are together, relating to each other. I want them to create a situation. The act of composing objects is important to my work, the moving around, the building up. I integrate movement in the installation to mediate that something is actually going on, will it be through mechanics or through human interaction.