About my work
The beauty of imperfection.
This‘definition’ of wabi-sabi (Japanese philosophy and aesthetics) is the starting point of my work. Imperfection makes things more interesting:
In my search for a technique that fits this idea, I found saggar firing. This technique gives me influence, but not control over the outcome. The patterns are formed by accident.
According to wabi-sabi perfection doesn't exist. None of my objects are completly perfect, symmetrical or smooth. Some of them wobble a bit, saerching their balance, others are very fragile.
- Wabi Sabi, the art of imperfection
- Yoeke Nagel in Libelle
- Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, by Leonard Koren (book)