Amazement

On Instagram and other places, I see a lot of work bij (cerramic)artists. On this page I want to share some of the works that amaze or inspire me.

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Luke Fuller

Luke Fuller's work looks like it has been in the ground for years. It is rough, coarse, 'broken' and therefore radiates history.

He examines the material and ways of firing his pieces.

In his series 'Faults' he investigates geological processes and the desire of people to control and obtain organic matter.

Luke Fuller

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Zsolt Jozsef Simon

This artist fram Hungary uses molds consisting of many pieces. He intentionally lets the slip escape between the pieces of a mold, to create these whimsical sculptures.

"My paintings, drawings and sculptures are movement studies without real forms. I didn’t want to catch the forms but the process of forming."

I find it very intriguing sculptures.

Zsolt Jozsef Simon

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The potters of Myanmar

In a foreign country I try to buy the most modest pot I can find. I love plain, pure pieces. My amazement this time is not so much the result, as the process. In Myanmar I got the opportunity to visit a number of potter families. I made a few small video's of how the throw their pieces.

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Paula Bastiaanse

The Dutch Paula Bastiaanse regularly takes part in international exhibitions and has won several prices.
Her objects, made of bone china, seem to move.  Rythme and movement are her theme's.  

To me they look like a moment of a tornado. Since Bone China is a difficult material to work with, these fragile objects also say much about her craftsmanship.


On her website she explanes her method of working. Also check out her other objects there.

Paula Bastiaanse

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Jongjin Park

This Korean ceramicist loves experimenting. He worked about four years on his 'Artistic Stratum series'. For these series he built his work with paper towels and porcelain slib. This results in seemingly soft and fragile objects. 


Both in precision and colour it's almost the opposite of what I do and that's what makes his work so interesting to me.

 

Jongjin Park

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Akira Satake

Akira Satake was born in Osaka, Japan and lives in the USA since 1983.

If you're familiar with my work, it won't suprise you that I like his work. It has a strong wabi-sabi feel. The shapes and glazes seem random, but everything is in perfect balance. He uses old techniques like tanka (fired with natural charcoal in a saggar box) and woodfire. A big part of his work consists of sake-sets, teapots and chawans (Japanse teamugs). The aesthetics of wabi-sabi once started with the teaceremony. His chawans fit in this aesthetics completely.

Akira Satake