Meteorite & Coral Reef
In the early nineties, my brightly coloured ceramic objects met with outstanding recognition. I had developed a skin of varnish, pigment and sand. In introducing colours to the medium, till then possible in painting only, unprecedented opportunities emerged.
As a follow up to the sand-coloured ceramic objects, I explored combining iridescent glass, clay, sand, pigments and metal powders, thus trying to bridge the gap between the familiar and the unfamiliar. I created a malleable mass with a coral like appearance.
For the objects Meteorite and Coral reef, iridescent glass elements were blown (technique beginning nineteenth century – glass houses Daum and Tiffany). With this work I test the boundaries of what is possible and question the relationship between Ceramic and Glass, between decoration and ‘autonomy’, whilst uniting tradition with innovation.