I graduated in Fine Arts at Utrecht University in 2014. It was only after that that I started working with porcelain; more or less by coincidence. It was love at first sight and I have not let it go since.
Because of the uncompromising nature of the material, and the effort it takes to get it to listen to you, my relationship with porcelain certainly isn’t an easy one. But, as it turns out, it is a lasting one. (A bit like with a cat.)
Thanks to the long manufacturing process of creating porcelain objects, I establish a personal connection to each item I make. The repeated individual attention, as the objects pass through my hands during each different stage, is very significant to me.
In designing I give right of way to ‘look’ over usage. A delicate minimalistic feel runs like a thread through my work. Porcelain is wonderfully apt because it is a beautiful material that tends to hide its impressive strength behind its frail appearance.
I have a soft spot for small and miniature. Most of my products are a couple of sizes smaller than usual; falling in love with the look is essential to me.